Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Ixtapa Work Team

     Well, here we are in Ixtapa. Sid Reimer brought 3 other Canadians with him. I (Ernie) brought along a friend from our fitness gym, John and Dallas (missionary co-workers) and a friend from John's cell group. So, we are 9 men working to build a new home for a senior at the dump in Ixtapa (about 7 hrs from GDL along the Pacific coast).        
      Our first day included levelling and filling in the surface for the floor, and forming it up for concrete. Our second day (today) was dedicated to pouring the concrete and building the wall sections for the house. Tomorrow we hope to put the walls up, cover them, and put the roof on. It has been very hot and we're only able to work till about 2 p.m. in the afternoon. Here are some fotos of the group and our work together. It's been a great time of bonding and working together!
Part of the gang at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa
The whole team
preparing the ground for the floor
getting rocks and other fill for the floor
taking a short break after prepping the floor
Tuesday morning - floor is ready to pour
Esteban - the pouring has begun
Another team builds wall sections
Esteban chats with the 'abuelito' (grandpa) for whom we're building the  house
guys hard at work framing wall sections
Sergio going to start generator - concrete mixer in background

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