Over the past two days much has changed in the Pantanal. We now have plans to attend Nazare’s sister school Caetano, for four days next week. At Nazare we are making exceptional progress at Nazare. We have poured both filters and sieved and washed sand for each of them. The initial pour for each filter went fairly well. During both the morning and afternoon sessions the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Initially the pour looked good, however the next day, when we removed the outer mold there were large holes or cracks on each of the filter bodies. To patch these we used a combination of cement, water paste and concrete. To compensate for the addition of Caeano to our schools we decided to sieve and wash the sand over the weekend. Even when it was voluntary, the kids very excited to help, which made quick work of the cleaning and sieving.
In non BSF Brazil news, on Thursday night Ethan’s friend Christy stopped by on her way to PCER The next night we all attended a churrasco at Fabrisio’s house the food was delicious! The next day Ethan and Christy left for PCER. While the rest of us went to see Cory play in a scrimmage, where he scored two goals and was a crowd favorite.