Monday was the first full day of physical labor, what we had come for, what all the months of preparation had been leading to.
First job was moving the 400 cement blocks that had already been made and cleaning out the classrooms. At the same time, demolition started, removing the doors and windows and rotted beams and rafters. A lot of help from school kids and residents.
Our foreman (chef de chantier) Christian oversaw two separate deliveries of wood and sand. Each took more than twice as long as expected with trucks breaking down and getting stuck. Still, he persisted and the load of sand rolled in to town shortly before dark last night.
I should add our new best friend is Aspirin. Sore muscles.