Today is the day that volunteer Meg returns to her family in Georgia. Meg has spent the last two weeks living and working at Hogar Miguel Magone. When I called the orphanage yesterday, she wasn’t there. She had gone to Antigua (Guatemala) with Gustavo and Daniel. I know she’ll have a great time in Antigua at the market. I love it there. The big market is where I get the bracelets that are available for purchase on line through our web site. I’ll give Meg a few days to get settled back home and then I’ll give her a call to find out what her experiences were at the hogar. I do know that she wasn’t prepared for the rain and the colder change in the weather. Sorry about that Meg. But she made do and is on her way home. I’m sure there were some tears when she left.
Steve’s group is visiting in early-mid December and we’ve decided that a good project for their 4 person group is to build and replace fences. We’re getting together the specs and an estimate of cost. My understanding is that they will fund the project and provide a few days of valuable labor to replace the fences. Our orphanage is hilly and some of the fences are at the top of retaining walls. We don’t want boys falling off the retaining walls so these fences are important. Through the years, they have weakened with boys leaning on them and they have also weakened from the sun and the torrential rains that we get. If we use pressure treated wood, they’ll last a long time. So… these fences are very important and it’s a good project to undertake. The older boys might be pitching in to help. They can certainly help with the painting. Thanks Steve and friends. We’re really looking forward to your visit.