Due to our rainy evening - a big thunderstorm that knocked out the electricity for the evening - we had a little difficulty getting to El Picacho today. The road we normally take was pretty wet and soft, so that first mountain caused us to turn back. Frank and Julio found alternate route that bypassed the bad area, and we were back in business.
The missioners began digging a bit more slowly each day. Like one of them said, "The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." Each day more of them discovered it was easier to team up with a Honduran worker because those guys are machines! Once again we dug through horrendous terrain, mostly rock, and if we were lucky, some clay-like dirt. We also put the finishing touches on the cement floor, and Carlos fixes their window sills with the leftover cement. Linda took the family's photo with their "Extreme Makeover" home.
We knocked off work at noon for lunch. As soon as we'd finished eating, we gathered together with as many of the villagers that showed up and took a group photo. We'll print the remainder of the photos we've chosen for the village's photo book. We've been printing them as we go on our portable printer.
I know everyone is looking forward to our day off tomorrow. It's "shop 'til you drop" day in Valle de Angeles (Valley of the Angels). It's a quaint little town with many tourist shops and artisans. Our noon meal will be pizza, which I'm sure sounds great to the kids. We've been eating well, but there's nothing like pizza. As soon as we return, we'll eat supper and prepare for the 7 p.m. church service. I may not have time to blog until after all those activities are complete.