It was slow.
It was hot.
Homes were rebuilt.
New building skills were acquired (I learned some masonry and rebar fabrication).
A modest hike occurred.
Insect bites were suffered (and continue to be).
Having mechanical and carpentry skills is good! The ability to serve the people of Puerto Rico was a blessing and honor.
Vaya con Dios
Word has it prior to departure that our work team will assist “La Hormiga” as they work on demolition in a suburb of San Juan, PR. The homes do not qualify for FEMA funds because the occupants didn’t legally own the property, so private groups are assisting with the rebuild. The state government is assisting the squatters with acquiring legal right to the land. I do wish them well and not the speed with which matters typically happen on ‘island time’.
The days will be long in the sun. I am looking forward to cool nights and coqui frogs chirping all night.
My goal isn’t elaborate. I am executing a solitary campout for tonight at Cuivre River State Park. Midwestern heatwave is abated for a few days so I shall take advantage of it. A high temp of approximately 85’F today and tomorrow.