Jamaica Day Four – Concrete!

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JDV3Today’s project was to pour concrete for the roof of the guard shack.  This was a multi-step process that involved the entire team.  The first part consisted of shoveling sand and stone into approximately 9 wooden boxes, which were then lifted and pour into the concrete mixer.  Water and cement were then added and mixed in.  The cement was then poured into a wheelbarrow, shoveled into buckets and handed from person to person up to the roof where it was poured and smoothed out.  It rained off and on throughout the morning, which we were very grateful for, as it kept us cool.  For lunch the lovely ladies in the kitchen made a “Jamaican pizza”, which was a cornmeal crust topped with bacon, hotdogs, and peppers. read more