I pack my stuff for Guatemala: work pants, work shirts, work shoes. I say ”Good bye” to Dad at airport. I fly in the airplane. I sleep on airplane. I woke up in Guatemala. I show passport. And then I wait. I go to the coffee shop from last year. Mom buys some coffee. I wait for the bathroom. I remember no toilet paper in the toilet. I see old friends at the coffee shop. I give pictures from last year. I listen to Oula music at the coffee shop. I make new friends at the coffee shop. I make and share pot holders again. I wait for Aunt Laura, Uncle Jonathan Schyler, Olivia and Bremen. It is fun and I am tired. I take a nap.
I ride the bus. We drive through Guatemala City. I take a nap. I look out the window. I see Guatemala again! It is fun. Bus gets to San Raymundo. The bus takes us to Bomenera. I remember Bomenera from two years ago. It is the same. It is different. It is bigger and improved. I see Old friends. I see swimming pool. I see my friends, the cooks again! I find my room. I unpack my stuff and get ready for Monday, cement day. Aunt Laura has a meeting. She tells all the rules for Guatemala: NO toilet paper in the toilets. Hah! I know this rule! Cooks make us delicious dinner. It is fun to be in Guatemala again. Uncle Jonathan has a meeting: I am excited about cement day; I am scared that I will get sick. I go to the bed. I am tired—not much sleep on airplane.
Monday morning I get up early–6:00. Breakfast is at 6:30 and on the bus by 7:00. Well, a little bit late. They had to wait for me but I tried to be quick! We ride on bus. We go to a new family. We unload Brandon’s truck. I help carry tools. I am excited. I am looking for Heather and Brandon. We have circle-up with Heather and meet our family. We have a plan for the day: prepare foundation and then pour cement. Uncle Jonathan wants to pour before lunch! Wow! We have to work fast! I help with organize supplies and get ready for cement.