There was no getting up at the butt crack of dawn today, though the roosters did their screechiest. Around eight we ate breakfast and then began work on the hinged lid for the spring box in El Porvenir. We figured […]
Said the Jesse to the Ariel
When she picked up the table
And off its legs fell.
Ariel was bewildered
She stood there in the grass
Calmly put them back on
While we offered her […]
Yeah, I’m clever. Actually Paige says mande is a regional phrase that isn’t really used here; it’s more of an Ecuador thing. I’m not changing the title.
Well, I was super grumpy about our non-negative […]
As you can see, my Spanish has vastly improved. Oh man apparently I have to write about the past three days because the rest of this lot needs to do “homework.” Bet you a pupusa Jesse is just on Facebook. I […]
Today began with dusty ride in the back of a pickup truck to Porvenir, We had a community meeting scheduled for 9, so of course it started around 10:30. Paige and Ariel talked, Grace understood, and Jesse took […]
To say that our team was exhausted by the late afternoon is a bit of an understatement. The college sleep schedule doesn’t particularly go hand in hand with 2:30 a.m. wake-ups and 5:45 a.m. flights. All-nighters […]
The morning began for most of us with a relaxing 3:30 a.m. alarm. I spent the next ten minutes questioning why we ever decided to book a 6:00 a.m. flight. Following a final cleanup of the house and some scrambling for luggage, Rob, Roxanne, Ariel, Luke, Jake and I hopped into a cab at 4:15 a.m. [...]