We arrived at the orphanage today with plans to complete the extension to the soccer field. When we arrived the first truck load of sod was there however it arrived before we did and like last year it was just dumped on the ground off the back of the truck. Fortunately it appears that the sod guys have invested in a proper sod cutter the pieces of sod were at least mostly square although still not the rolls we are used to in Canada. Due to the delay in all the sod arriving, basically they cut the sod load it on the back of the truck and then deliver it, once off loaded they go back to the sod farm and cut and load the next load.
Steve from Halifax gives us an update later in the day. Thanks to our experience last we were able to get the sod laid more efficiently than initially expected.
Later in the day we took some of the supplies for the outreach program to the location where we will be installing irrigation and approximately 100 fruit tree. We were invited to try some of the existing fruit, in this case mandarins that are already growing on site, however Ryan manages to find the tree with the vespa (wasp) nest and while reaching for a mandarin was stung squarely on the nose. Luckily Rob was able to translate from one of the nuns on site and was told ‘ he wouldn't die’ which for Ryan may not of been the most reassuring....the good news is she was correct and Ryan was able continue on.