Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Put 'em to work!
Greetings to everyone from Hans and Gino who have arrived safely here in Kabala. The Easter weekend was fortunately slow on the job site so they had a chance to get to know Kabala. We motorbiked four miles east to Yataya to taste palm wine and celebrate easter monday. Today was the first day back to the site. The first latrine for the administrative building is being completed. The walls are up to window sill height on about half of the buildings. Gino and Hans have each joined in different crews, mixing mortar and laying mud blocks. Both have received Sierra Leonean names even before I have! Had Hans been born in Kabala, as a twin he would have been named Lansana, Hassan, or Farenke. So he has taken to the first name. Gino is also a big hit with the many kids on our street who call out "jinio," adding it to the "Ash, Dennis, Ash, Dennis, whitee man" monotony. It is the end of a long hot day. I think all of us are a little sunburnt and in need of a wash. I think by the end of the week Lansana and Jinio will be riding the bikes and finding their way around town on their own.
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