08.06.2013 - 08.06.2013
Our second day on the site started off with everyone continuing their jobs from the previous day. We had the rebar assembly line in place and my crew continued making our picnic table. Several homeowners were busy filling the foundation with rocks on the first house and Claudiu's team was prepping the second house. It was a busy morning and before we knew it - it was time for coffee break.
Michelle, Christina and Beth paused quickly in the morning for a quick photo:
It was so great to see everyone enthusiastically working in the hot weather to get our tasks done. But there was also time for a few laughs along the way. I was happy to catch up a bit with my good friend Claudiu on the site:
Several (if not all) my team members started excelling at their tasks at hand. Michelle, for example, found her new calling with the drill and became a pro on the worksite by lunchtime:
At lunch we were able to eat at our new picnic table. Beth had this to say about the day:
"I liked how we finished our picnic table before lunch and then peering down while eating and seeing everyone sitting at it during lunch. I enjoyed watching members of our team in such a short time come together and find a way to work together really well. When you pause and take a break, you see people helping each other, laughing and joking around, and enjoying their work. It is really amazing."
I learned a new sentence in Romanian too thanks to Mihai, my teacher: Am construit o masa si doua banci. This means "I built a table and two benches."
Here's a shot of part of our rebar team hard at work:
Overall it was another fantastic day - I can't believe how quickly this week is flying by!!!
This evening we went to the mall in Oradea and had some free time. People shopped, played billiards and went bowling. Claudio and Valer had the high scores for the Romanians while Judy took home the high score for the Americans.
What a great day!