Friday, June 1, 2012

June 1st: Work continues despite some departures

Work was bomb; the new trench is dug so it's like we are starting from the beginning (laying rock on the floor and building it up to ground level).

Today was sad times cause four of our volunteers left (Jess, Vic, Rebecca, and Elma). I cried like a baby in front of everyone. So lame. The women blessed the girls with tikas (red paste on the forehead). It symbolizes "the third eye." Madan took them by van to Delhi at 1 PM. It's a seven hour drive or so. We've had such good times and I was really sad to see them go. It's like a family here and it's just not the same with them gone :(.

We oiled our hair with coconut oil like the women do here! We went on a walk and went to the stall. I slept through tea. First time it's ever happened; it was devastating. Dinner seemed weird cause there was only the eight of us! Tomorrow's our last full day here :(. We'll work, pack, and do laundry. Then we are off to the camel safari! I'll keep you updated.

Torry Harris
DWC Student Team Leader
Sikar, India: May 2012

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