Putting on The Roof


On Tuesday June 12th 4 of us took a trip to la isla tasajera ( Tasajera island) to build a protective structure for the hydroponics systems. Things were a little rough in the beginning because it was very difficult to get all of our supplies into our vehicle. Finally we got everything loaded and we were on our way. We arrived in the afternoon to the dock and were met by 2 people from the island who where going to help us with this project. Once we were on the island we unloaded all of our supplies and started talking about how we were going to build this protective structure.

This structure needed to be built to protect the plants growing in the hydroponic systems from the sun and rain. We Started the project by placing in the support posts while others of us fixed up the garden by supporting the tomato plants. Then once the support posts were in the ground we started on the roof. This was a little more challenging because we had to decide how we were going to get a slope to get the rain to drain off properly. Finally it was decided to just make the middle higher and having it drain off both sides.

Half the group worked on building the wood frame while the others took the time to unwind and cut the plastic into strips for the roof. Then by the time all of that was finished it was dark time so we decided to settle down and rest for the night. The next morning we got up early so we could to the beach and reward ourselves for the hard work we had accomplished the night before. We then came back to the work site because we had to accomplish the task of getting the plastic roof on.

We got the strips out and started placing them on the roof. Meanwhile 2 more people from the island joined us to help with the project. The first piece of plastic was cut to short and didn’t fit properly so we have to do a little rearranging of the plastic and finally we got the roof complete and our job there was done. We then had a little prayer session to thank God for allowing us to be there and help these people and for keeping us diligent in our work. We finished by saying our goodbyes and we were off back to San Salvador to plan and prepare for our next visit.

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