By now we have really gotten into the swing of things. Wake up, breakfast, stop by Dunkin for coffee (by now I think they know us), and go to the work site. I feel like I speak for the entire group when I say we accomplished the most today. Our first job was to go to a storage house, take everything out, inventory it, and put it up neatly. We were aided by several other adult volunteers who’s personalities made the morning beyond enjoyable. I can’t stress enough just how well we work together. A job that should have taken the whole day was done by lunch…yes, that efficient.
After a quick lunch break, we met back up with Dana and Doug from the first day at our original location in the park. Our job for the afternoon was to build these mini compost gardens. After a bit of heavy lifting to get things ready, we began to work. We weren’t at work long before the most interesting man in the world returned. Yes, that’s right, Zimbabwean Chris. Much to our dismay, he informed us that we yet again were not properly equipped to do the task asked of us. After a bit of clean up, we left slightly discouraged.
We returned to the church for a bit of downtime before going out to dinner and dessert. After we finished, we came back and enjoyed what might have been the most enjoyable night of the trip. We shared highs, lows, and how we grew from this trip. We really got to know each other over games and cemented what are sure to be very strong friendships. After a last bit of work tomorrow morning, we will return to Auburn, changed for the better.