The kids

The kids

The kids

It took a while to coax a smile from the older sister but the younger one just loved having her picture taken.

 

On the worksite

On the worksite

On the worksite

This was our mason and our worksite – we were pans of mortar (on our heads) to the mason. It was pretty slow going – it was sunny without a lot of shade and as the day went on it got up to 130 degrees. Even they were complaining about the heat! At least the donkeys helped bring in the bricks and we didn’t have to carry those.

 

Our homeowners

Jamila and Samir

Jamila and Samir

We worked on a few different houses in Egypt, but I spend the most time with Jamila and Samir. Jamila was wonderful – showing me around their current house, explaining that she was looking forward to not having the children sleep with the sheep and the geese (and handing me a goose to hold in the process).