Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My new profession...

So here's what I am thinking. Here in Chincha, lots of vendors ride their bikes, pedaling their wares through the neighborhood, especially around midafternoon when you get hungry! A pastelito (baker) rode near the site where we were working and Gordy and Emily picked us out a few things to try. I think this is a great way to see how my cookies and pastries sell in Stevens Point! Justin could rig up a litle box on top of my bike, I could get a special little horn (ai-ooo-ga!), and I could pedal around town, selling my cakes and cookies! Good idea?

Today, our team didn't have to make a single brick (our backs were thankful!). As you can see, the end result is often marred by all the dogs around. They're everywhere. They all just kind of wander around during the day. Thankfully they don't really come near people for the most part. Our task today was to coat the mesh on the walls with mud, to prepare them for the finishing coat of plaster or cement. Here is Emily, one of our translators, working hard and smiling through each moment!

1 comment:

Aunt Ruth said...

I would definitely travel to Stevens Point to see you pedaling your wares around town! And what? No pictures!!?? I'm so glad you're having such a wonderful time.