project #2

8 Jul

Once word got out that we were handier than a pocket on a shirt, we were asked to help with a second project. Chini is a former TB patient from the hospital that lives in Alafia Tinga (http://www.baptistmedicalcenter.org/projects/alafia-tinga/) and has four sons: Joseph, Abraham, Mordecai, and Timothy. We know of Chini because he sits on our front porch all day and greets us as we enter and leave the house. He is our protector, guardian, and watchman but sometimes we catch him taking a nap and he weighs about 90 pounds with clothes on soaking wet. The story of Chini is intriguing and I am sure deeply moving but we are only picking up snippets of his life gradually, so that will have to be a story we tell later and is probably best told with video.

One of the current volunteers, Mark, brought to our attention the need at Chini’s house for new windows, so we said we could take a look. Our second project was a little less complicated than the first and here are the results:

Before: notice the plastic stuffed on the lower right

Before: notice my hand sticking through the window

getttin’ after it

puttin’ new windows together


installin’ new windows

After: new windows with no holes, installed!

3 Responses to “project #2”

  1. Carl Baldridge July 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    I thought when I first started reading this that I was going to see a double
    glazed, low E, insulated window with argon gas. I have to admit yours is
    even more low E and insulated but a little cloudy. What kind of gas did
    you use?

  2. Jonathan Whitmore July 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Aaron, how come all of the pictures of someone working only have Adam in it? 🙂 Good work, fellas. You do appear to be quite handy.

  3. Tommy Tucker July 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Guys – I am really proud of you. First a door and now a window. I expect to see you doing a reroof in the next few days. Wish I could be there to help. Keep up the good work. You both deserve some Russian River Valley when you get back. Love you and will keep praying for more opportunities to share.
    Tommy

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