Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A new dining space

It all started over a year ago when Cross International agreed to purchase a prefab metal building so that the children could all eat at one sitting. A company was found in Colorado and the arched metal building was shipped to Miami and later shipped to us here. The container sat on the docks in Port-au-Prince for over eleven months while the complicated procedure to release it took its time. Dealing with customs is certainly high on our most frustrating things to do here. The container finally arrived in June but with no instructions. That's where Victor and David come in. With their help and guidance we were able to erect the building in a few days. Amazing! It took two weeks to tighten the bolts by hand but we now have a weatherproof, solid shelter for the new dining area so that all the kids can now eat at once.

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