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August 6, t+111

Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | Views [340]

Paul has arrived and it's helped tremendously. Still not exactly sure what his job description and my job description are. We don't communicate like Matt and I do, but we are learning about each other slowly and he's certainly a go-getter so in the end ... Read more >

July 25, t+99

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | Views [332]

Well it's been a very intense 4 weeks or so. When Matt left I was tasked with running the show and there was just no way to cover everything. I covered an amazing amount of duties, but inevitably things did slip thru. Now that Paul Raddant has arrived ... Read more >

not sure what day it is

Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | Views [320] | Comments [1]

Going crazy but a good crazy. Matt has been gone for some weeks now...feels like months and months. Everything is going great but haven't had time to breath much less blog. My second in command just arrived so in 2 weeks perhaps less I'll be on a mini ... Read more >

Saturday, June 10, t+58

Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | Views [459] | Video

Today was the Paquiau/Bradley fight. Matt Engel is leaving in 5 days and today was also his going away party. Four pigs were killed and prepared as well as a host of other dishes for the party. All the workers and many of their significant ... Read more >

Saturday, June 10, t+58

Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | Views [386] | Video

Today was the Pacquiao/Bradley fight. Matt Engel is leaving in 5 days and today was also his going away party. Four pigs were killed and prepared as well as a host of other dishes for the party. All the workers and many of their significant ... Read more >

Photos: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines II

Saturday, 2 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Fun and work, work and fun...who can tell the difference?
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Videos for your enjoyment

Saturday, 2 Jun 2012 | Views [310]

Hey y'all...here's a couple of vids for your enjoyment. Both should be watched to full enjoyment...in order. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO1JrtyWX7s&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzJj8AKLv_8&feature=youtu.be Cheers! ... Read more >

Thur May 24, t+38

Thursday, 24 May 2012 | Views [356]

Wellllll....crud. It doesn't look like the Mayor plan is going to come together for us. There is, however, another very likely looking site that we are calling 'The Mahogany Forest Site' since it's a mahogany tree plantation at the moment. The trees ... Read more >

May 22, t+36

Monday, 21 May 2012 | Views [402]

Wow, 10 days since the last update...too long. Though I did post up some vids and pix so...well, a picture...1000 words and all that there bullpucky. The past week has seen a lot of rain in the evenings. It's wreaked havoc with our work days as it ... Read more >

A few videos

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Views [393]

Just a couple three videos to share. Enjoy! Mike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GOwI_UiTzc&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3vq0tuulgw&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euwvj2yX3Ng&feature=plcp

Photos: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Sunday, 13 May 2012 | Photo Gallery

Project CDO
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May 12, Saturday, t+26

Saturday, 12 May 2012 | Views [362]

Travis is gone. He was the last of the other site supervisors on project. Nate leave shortly. Matt is still trying to decide. An me? Working very hard to get a handle on all of it. Right now trying to design an inventory tracking system in Excel ... Read more >

May 7, t+21

Monday, 7 May 2012 | Views [417] | Comments [1]

I had housecleaning duty today. Today is Monday. Monday is a deep clean day: aptly named 'Deep Clean Monday'. Sweep and mop under bunks is the biggest part of it. That means everyone has to pick up everything off the floor and put it on their bunks if ... Read more >

May 5, t+19

Saturday, 5 May 2012 | Views [560]

Today is Saturday. Every other Saturday the international volunteers have the day off. Today is that day. The local work force, however, continues working. Therefore, some staff must carry on on these days. Today I and Matt Engel took the AM shift and ... Read more >

Tue, May 1, t+15

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Views [324] | Comments [2]

Okay, for those that didn't hear about it: I admitted myself to the hospital last week. I had been feeling like poop and while they didn't initially find anything wrong, the Doc was worried enough about my condition that they wanted me to return the ... Read more >

t+10 Mike is sick - posted on behalf of Mike by his dad

Saturday, 28 Apr 2012 | Views [340]

Hi.  This is Dean, Mike's dad.  We just heard from the building programs lead for All Hands in the Philippines that Mike has been sick and in the hospital for the past couple of days, diagnosed with Dengue fever (not Dengue hemorrhagic fever, which would ... Read more >

April 20, t+5

Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | Views [293] | Comments [2]

Another challenging day, but slightly better than yesterday. Body still feeling quite off kilter. It helped that a wind and bit of cloud cover came in this afternoon. Raining here now...nothing bad or crazy, just some good ole rain. Had to apply ... Read more >

April 19, t+4

Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [273]

Rough first day: it's hot, the sites are fully in the sun, and I of course jumped right in with two feet...right up to my chin. Didn't make it thru the day - had to finally go sit down at around 2:30pm when I started getting dizzy. I think it's going ... Read more >

April 18, 2:02 t+3

Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [214]

Okay, tried to make the 11.5 hour flight in one sitting but fell short by an hour and a half. We are now 40 minutes from landing and I know my limit for sitting in a seat is just about 11 hours. I started to wiggle around and be uncomfortable (bladder ... Read more >

Opening Post

Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | Views [301] | Comments [1]

I'm still in Los Angeles, CA, but the tickets are bought, the shots taken...in the next few days I'll be returning to the SFBay Area on my motorcycle (one last hurrah before I fly so to speak!) and then I am flying to Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. The ... Read more >



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