Friday, January 13, 2017

Two Special Visitors


    These 2 special little girls brightened up my afternoon.  The girls came by the jobsite at the end of the day.  They were passing through to go to their house.  The one with the big smile came to me and said "hello white man."  I said hello to the girls and asked them where they had been.  The girls said they came from practice for the Christmas program.  I asked them what part they had in the program.  They told me they were going to sing and I asked them if the could sing for me.  They acted a little bashful at first and then they looked at one another and began to sing.  They sang not only one song but several.  They sang loudly and I was humored. 

Progress on Minal's House


      Setting the tresses for the roof.


   Putting on the roof purlins.


      Installing the ridge cap and putting on the finishing touches to the roof.



   Roof job finished.

Christmas 2016



     Christmas is an exciting time at my house.  We had Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, and a pasta salad.  There were also lots of cookies and desserts.
    The Dalla family was with us to help us celebrate.


    Danicien helping to serve the meal.


     Several kinds of cookies: oatmeal, chocolate chip, peanut butter kiss, sugar, lemon bars, and pumpkin roll.

       Each of the boys had a gift bag.  There were several shirts for them, cologne, socks, underclothes, candies, and other miscellaneous items.



      



   Ybene is passing out the presents.  Alfonse loves getting presents.





The School Project


     Finishing the gables to the school.


     The rough coat of stucco before the smooth coat.


 
     The school building (4 classrooms)

A Tile Job and a Steel Gate



    A shower stall.


   Ceramic tiles to enclose around a bathtub.



 A steel gate at the entrance of the property.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hurricane Matthew



The winds leveled many homes.


     Trees were uprooted, crops were destroyed, gardens were flooded,  and many lives were lost.  There is now the danger of cholera and other diseases related to a storm of this caliber.

Two New Additions to Our Family

 

    One of my boys was married last October and he now is the proud father of this little gentleman.


     This newborn baby was born during the hurricane.  His mother was in labor during the storm and they went to several hospitals until they got help.  The mother was having complications.  She delivered twins but the baby girl didn't survive.