Today, we were back to work painting at Adonai school. We did have some extra motivation today, when we realized that the Canadian team would be leaving us on Wednesday already. We also received some help from Sam, who had become friends with Lucas, who taught English at the school last year. He had come to our dinner at Don Dario’s house last night and offered to come and help. With Sam’s help and the extra motivation of the pending departure of the Canadians, we were able to make great strides toward completing our painting at the school.
We painted all of the outside walls on the first level starting at the church sanctuary all the way to the end of the original classrooms.
We painted the outside support pillars:
..including those in the cafeteria area:
Then we painted the walls leading into the bathrooms:
…and more classrooms:
….and the second story walls:
We painted high:
We painted low:
…and everything in between:
Blanca came to school and made us soup for lunch:
In the afternoon, we worked on the “great wall” (of the cafeteria\dining room). We had been dreading it due to its size and height, but it went quickly once we were able to get two ladders going simultaneously.
When we finished for the day, we had completed all of the outside walls and nearly all of the remaining classrooms. We went back to the Quinta tired, but feeling good about what we had accomplished. In the morning, Karen had told us we were having hamburgers for supper. The hamburger turned out to be more like roast beef, but it worked for us anyway.
We ended the evening with rousing group games of Apples-to-Apples and Bananagrams, and went to bed savouring our accomplishments for the day.