Toti and I trained a few guys from Butuan this week. Yesterday we took them for their installation lesson. We somehow crammed all three of them, and five filters, and seven bags of sand, and all the tools into the back of the truck. We had five orders in Santo Tomas, so the trainees got lots of practice. We walked them through the first one, and then let them do the remaining four on their own. Toti and I had a nice time "supervising". I think I was born to supervise. All you have to do is sit around and drink Coke until somebody encounters a problem. Yup, that fits my skill set perfectly.
We had another flat tire yesterday. That was the fourth one in eight days. All of them in Santo Tomas. We're putting the Vulcanizer's kid's through college, one tire repair at a time. The flat left us standing around (I was "supervising") in the hot sun in the middle of nowhere without any shade. I'm afraid I forgot my hat and got a little toasty.
One of the perks of my job is that our customers often feed us lunch. Yesterday was a variation on that theme. One of our customers invited us to join them at a wedding reception that was happening down the street. All five of us men went to some strangers wedding reception, wearing our grubby shorts and t-shirts, just to eat and run. Sometimes life is very peculiar here.
Tomorrow I'm speaking at another Rotary Club. This particular club meets at the most expensive hotel in town, so I'm expecting a pretty good lunch, and hopefully the club is in a position to help us with our project. As I said, Bethany is working again tomorrow. Please be praying for her protection. Her back was starting to feel sore again this evening.
Well, that's all I've got to say about that. I'll leave you with some pictures. I'm going to read and drink Coke for a few minutes before I go to sleep.
My bunny likes graham crackers.B tries to make the plastic man come alive.It doesn't seem to be working.Ray and Rinel's balancing act.Bong is hiding behind the filters!The trainees do the dirty work.Another flat tire. Toti finds the spare.The wedding reception.A young girl observes the filter installation.