Today,  rain water harvesting team started early, and made it to school around 8:35am. We got a system down of measuring brackets, placing gutters, testing water flow, and finished laying down gutters that don’t leak a great deal for the middle building. All this in one day, so the prospect of completing this project seems not so impossible yet.

Julius, again, was a beast today. Always exhibiting a positive vibe, he was a great ally when it came to building our third ladder, which increased productivity because now we could have three people, each performing a task specialized for that ladder placement (not for the person, almost everyone on the team can carry out all the motions required to complete the system). The last building that has to be fitted with gutters is going to be the toughest yet, because of its ridiculous long length, and unforgiving facia board placement that leaves little room for the gutters to catch water… whack.

Personally, I find it kind of hilarious that our current implementations are nothing like what we originally planned, and I’m extremely grateful for all the painstaking preparations we did do while in school – it prepared us with thinking processes and information that enabled us to think fast.Because we didn’t consider the building slope when we were planning, we found out after much hammering and back breaking labor that the reason why water was flowing in the non-useful direction was that the whole building was essentially an optical illusion. Now, it looks like we’ll have all these extra pipings and wall mounts and taps and calculations which will make our construction much more steam-punk and lively. It just goes to show that the future belongs to not the ones that have book smarts, but the ones who can adapt. Word~

After all that hard work, we hung out with the kids again, which usually make our best part of the day. Harrison again taught breakdancing/rapping and David showed let others play around with this camera, which they loved and just kept taking pictures. Kids were posing in front of the camera and we got some pretty funny/ridiculous pictures. David also met up with this kid Baker who wanted our help in fixing up his village hit by the insurgency, and this conversation led to that and they ended up talking about development in general. Baker’s brother Emmanuel, the prefect of the school, was the main one taking pictures or “snaps” with his camera. This was one interesting thing to call pictures snaps…although I do like the word snap, being a bit more classy of a word. Anyhow, some of the pictures from the snap-fun are up below. Enjoy!

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