Today is another national holiday – Brazil vs. Ivory Coast. The twenty-some of us watched the game at Fião’s fazenda, and it was too easy of a victory for Brazil. Earlier that day, GIEU students continued their eco-tour down the Transpantaneira to Porto Jofre, the scattered fishing village that the school will primarily serve. We continued our trench/hole digging, and tomorrow GIEU joins us on site!
The more the merrier definitely applies to trench and hole digging. GIEU crew were powerhouses with our shovels, post-hole diggers, and pick-axes. We also assembled the fence for the back lot (teacher/researchers’ lodging rooms), cows are officially banned from the work site.
Meanwhile, Ethan, Cory and Tito traveled to Cuiaba to pick up our last architect, Johnathon Puff (who just graduated, congratulations!). While there, Cory picked out his water pump to begin tests back in the Pantanal. They should be testing their biosand filter late next week. More on their project here: www.pcerwatersystems.wordpress.com
John Puff & Co. arrived late in the evening at the lodge, which translated to normal architecture hours so James and Nisha filled him in on the multitude of changes – most notably a house splitting the design in two.