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posted Jun 19, 2010, 3:36 AM by Julie Bateman   [ updated Jun 19, 2010, 3:38 AM ]

The site is looking like the real deal. Today, James and Nisha strung out the site in neon green and hot pink, and most importantly decided with blue chalking where we would be digging the footings – in our minds big, big holes. Meanwhile, Ethan and I scavenged the surrounding area to keep up with the wooden stake depletion.

Today is World Cup Brazil vs. N. Korea, and needless to say a holiday – even the schools are closed. We cut out after a half day of work, and went to Fiao’s fazenda to watch the soccer game. The game was pretty easy to follow in Portuguese, GOL = GOAL, and after two GOOOOOOOL’s, N. Korea got one in, we had a house of very happy Brazilians.

 We came back at sunset to check out tour site and were shocked to find most of the architects’ carefully distanced stakes out of the ground, and as every Brazilian was occupied for the afternoon, only cows were left to blame. Tomorrow, we are on defense – fence-building!

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