The finish line is in sight. Craig Maldonado is not only a gifted architect, he is also an inspired site leader. He has kept the crew, Moses, and myself on track and ahead of schedule with cool rapport. We have completed the dome structure and removed the forms from the wind scoops. A leap in progress that has allowed Dyucken’s crew to get a ‘scratch coat’ of plaster on the entire building. Tomorrow we will begin to ‘finish coat’ from the top down.
Our carpenter Franz and his assistant have installed awnings above ground level windows (The door frame is in, as is the last awning. Do you dig the picture of us flattening metal with the truck. Yeah- … yeah), while the painter Lakol follows close behind accentuating the detailed carvings that adorn them. Callie’s and KT’s designs are present in every facet of the mud smeared dome.
SOMEBODY ATE OUR BREAD!!! We’re low on snacks again, but who cares, right?
Everyone loves to shout “Zoblod” at me on the site. It’s cool. I speak creole. The people at the Western Union place were shocked. Jean Gardie is awesome. Titin is awesome. Paul, awesome— It’s all good in Du Fort, Haiti.
We project to be on the final leg of the dome by the end of next week. Keep reading.