Friday, August 25, 2006


Wisely we decided to begin high school classes on Monday since many students were busy helping out with the sealift. With not many chances to earn money in town and getting $10 an hour, I can understand why the high school end is always pretty dead when the barge comes in. Among some of the bigger items on the ship for the town were a shiney new red water truck and a new school bus. There were also building supplies for some new housing units that will be constructed in the spring. 26 new units are planned to be built over the next 3 years.

A large blue sea can with a year's supply of materials was dropped off at the school and part of the day was spent by students and staff unloading it all. Boxes everywhere in the hallways of the school. I'm always surprised that a place can be found for everything. It didn't take very long for a few of the boys to come across the new soccer nets for our practices so I was very happy to see them finally here, especially since the ones we had been using last year were in pretty rough condition.