This year has been going by very quickly so far. We are 3 weeks into February and much changes have happened at Fort Jacque. We had a team from February 4 till the 15. As they arrived late on the 4th, they started working only on the 5th so they had 8 building days to complete the project they came to do.
The team was from Edmonton Canada. They had raised the money to built a staff house on top of Patrick's house and we were able to have all the necessary material on site for them. The floor and colons for the house had also been poured in advance. What they did in these 8 days is quite amazing as you will see in the pictures.
First, here is the team that we were blessed with. If you check some of the smiles, you should be able to see how a fun team they were.
On day one, the team had to get the tools together and set up to start working. They had a short day as they had to stop for the ground turning ceremony but still manage to do a lot
The team ended day one with one wall up and part of the second one framed. They also started building the trusses for the house.
On day two, they kept building walls and trusses.
On day three, the trusses went up and they put up the last wall.
On the fourth day, the team finished the trusses and started putting the cement board, which is the outside finish, on the walls.
Day five and the team is continuing with the cement boards and started putting the roof on.
Have you seen the nice scaffolding? I do not think this will be allowed in Canada or in the United States. Part of the team also started to build the inside walls.
On day five and six, the team kept working on the outside walls, the roof and the inside walls.
On day seven, they finished the outside and the two electricians on the team wired the house.
On day seven, the last built day, the team put all the tools back in the woodshop and also cleaned the whole inside and outside of the building.
Here they are in front of the building they put up.
That team was the first one we had at Fort Jacque with only skill construction workers. They did an impressive amount of quality work and we are all very thankful for their efforts. We are looking forward to see them at work at Fort Jacque again in the future.
We welcome all teams of all skill knowledge at Fort Jacque. If you are thinking of putting together a team of finishers, painters and plumbers, contact our Colorado office and we will be very happy to welcome you.
The year got a very fast start and we will be welcoming our next team tomorrow. At the same time, out Haitian crew started work on the foundation of the house that will welcome Molly and Joyce, who look after the toddler, at Fort Jacque. Once that house and the school are completed we will be ready to move the toddlers at Fort Jacque.
Stay tune for the next post in which you will see the progress on the school.
Posted on Mon, February 17, 2014
by Georges & Jocelyne Gauvreau