Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The bottomless pit or the bridge of terror?

Perhaps these images would not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of visitation. But this is what is involved in visitation for us.
This muddy path to some of our contacts nearly swallowed me whole one time...not a pretty sight!
This is the infamous bridge of terror, which confronts me on a regular basis on my visitation route.
She is not actually part of my visitation route... more like a moving obstacle. Watch out for those horns!

Friday, April 4, 2008

don't look now

Just getting the dirt was quite an issue. We took my small pickup to the seminary with the tools. Then we had to go find the mesh screen to filter the rocks out of the dirt. It was half buried in our co-workers house, and we also had to bring some cargo up for them before we borrow the rest of the necessary tools. Then we had to get back to the seminary property where we would pick up the dirt. We finally got this small dump truck working, and started sifting the dirt. It was taking a terribly long time, so we rigged up the screen on top of the truck, and started using the tractor to load the dirt through the sifter. After that it was simple, all we had to do was a little shoveling and a balancing act (see below).

Here's our precarious wheelbarrow setup. (above and below) This is Mark Walker who was able to help for a few days in Arin, and several weeks in Urubamba with the Seminary chapel construction.

This is the temporary wall that we are working on. It is only designed as a provisional wall until the second half of the building phase can take place (who knows how long that will be?).
We took a few hours to go to "little-Cusco" which involved a ride full of million dollar views.
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