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April 20, t+5

PHILIPPINES | Friday, 20 April 2012 | Views [320] | 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 some IcyHot to the back as it's sore. Asked Kim to do it and when she asked what it was I replied "It's IcyHot PM so it'll keep it hot all night". Ahem. Sigh. To be fair, she did ask me "where I wanted it" so I felt I had to return the favor.
Apparently there are great massage joints around so I'm sure I'll be making some stops at those establishments. Perhaps even on Sunday.
Tomorrow is a day off for the volunteers, but the local hired folks work tomorrow so as a big boss man (yuk yuk) I have to be out there in the field. Regardless, it's a wise move to be out there showing my face as I'm 'the new Bob'. Bob is the fellow that's returning home and so I'm here filling his shoes.
Today we had an interesting conversation on the site: Why do we steal from Peter to pay Paul? Since they are both apostles of the big JC, is this some sort of biblical reference? If so, in reference to what? So there we were moving dirt into one of the homes to level out the floor before we pour the slab discussing the bible...and none of us came up with any compelling arguments. Of course, none of us were particularly steeped in bible studies - and we were all bordering on dehydration to boot. Heck, most of my understanding of the story of JC comes from that wonderful musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and the movie 'Stigmata' (well, I did read up on the writings of Thomas [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Thomas] following that movie...so it wasn't completely Hollywood-ified).
I'm off to bed or at least to lay down and read just as soon as I drink a couple of cytomax waters to hydrate for tomorrow. Haven't yet pissed once during the day: not a good sign of proper H20 intake.



"The new Bob", eh? You know that name may stick ;-) Loved seeing the video you put on your Facebook page. Looks like a great group of folks, and enjoyed seeing their laughter. Hope you're continuing to settle in well. You gotta know it makes me crazy to think what day/time it is for you.. like it's either yesterday or tomorrow where you're at ;-D
Take care of yourself!

  Sally Apr 21, 2012 1:37 AM


Hey dude,
We miss you. Sounds like you are settling into your new adventure. Please drink more water....your kidneys will thank you. Jacob and Juliette keep making references to when you were here...."Pork chops and applesauce" "I have a motorcycle, our friend Mike rode away on his motorcycle." You can imagine it goes on and on.

Brief update here....painting is almost done (will be done next Tuesday). My goal is to get the house on the market in two weeks....will keep ya posted!!!

Enjoying your blog...have a blast...


  Monica Apr 21, 2012 2:28 AM

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