June 1-14, 2015

Day Seven: Crimp it, Crimp it Real Good

Today, about half of the group (the tech gods, apparently) woke up around 6 AM to head to the second school we've worked with here, San Miguel Dueñas. The other 8 of us stayed and "slept in" until 7:30 or so, and woke to a delightful surprise of panqueques. The usual breakfast has rotated between cereal with bread or oatmeal with bread, so whenever Mari whips out the pancakes we all get a lil excited. We left for the school and after the semi-long drive, we went straight to work on  the lab.

We set up the computers on Day Four, and the only work left to do on the lab was make sure all of the computers were connected to the internet router. The Early Morning Crew (Jessica, Andy, Henry, Zach, Elliot, and Bob) had already crimped a lot of wires by the time we all arrived, so once we got to work, it didn’t take long. Our partners from first school were there to help, too. We all crimped until we were pros, and got each cable connected to the computers and routers.

Once we got home, we had a delicious lunch at Mari’s, and then most of us took a short nap, while others went to the market once again. This is kind of the usual afternoon routine at this point. We eat lunch, shop for you, eat dinner, hang out, and go to sleep. So before we knew it, it was dinner. Our dinner tonight was rice, beans, and bread, which is very traditional, basic Guatemalan meal. The bread here is nothing like American bread; it is crunchy-ish on the outside, and chewy on the inside without being toasted, and the taste is a lot less sweet than at home.  The rice is also a little different than any I’ve had before, and it is soo good! It’s a mixture of white rice that’s not cooked in a rice cooker, and a small amount of little cooked vegetables. It almost tastes like fried rice. Anyways, we’re all really tired, and we might have gone out for ice cream once again.

Until next time, xoxo, your fave Guate Galz - Jessica and Kylin

Mike’s Bird of the Day: Blue Gray Tanager!