Monday, September 20, 2010
Internet has been unbelievably bad lately. It is really frustrating (and challenging since so much of what I do is internet-dependent!) And then we've had a week of visitors. First, our friend Jonathan who used to live in Kijabe, but now lives in Texas as his wife is in medical school, and then my dad, who came to Kenya for the weekend.
He was coming to check out the Gentle Bells construction site and make some new plans and just generally get a sense of where things are going. In the midst of a crazy weekend and a lot of time at the school, we were able to mix in showing him our new house, breakfast at RVA with a friend, and a visit to church. Here are the latest photos from the construction site. It is an evolving process, and plans keep changing and being updated.
In the weeks since we were down at the school, much has happened.
The floors and walls have been plastered:
Window frames have gone in:
(and you'll be glad to know that the frames are red to match the school uniforms!)
stones continue to be cut and prepared by hand. When you see how smooth they are it is quite incredible to see how they do it:
and water continues to be delivered but I'll have to post a photo of that another day as internet seems to be slowly dying again.
I hope it won't be a week to my next post! There's lots to talk about, and I am supposed to be taking (and posting) a photo a day. Whoops!