Monday, February 26, 2007
Left to right: Ellakiya, Nandini, Tamil Selvi, Manju (behind), Little Sangeetha holding a cherry between her fingers, Mala with Malathi behind her, Gowri (Raghu's sister), and Esther. Priya decided to avoid this picture and is seen moving out to the right.
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 11:10 AM
Honest, teacher, the lizard really did eat my homework! Possibly atrracted by the warmth of the laptop (or the crumbs on the table) this baby lizard takes refuge from the piece of paper being used to swat it off the table, by scampering under the power cable connection. While beneficial for keeping down the mosquito population, lizards can be quite bothersome at times - like at 3am when their squawking and scampering on the ceiling above your bed keeps you awake! This baby is no more than an inch long, but these lizards can grow to 8 inches long.
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 11:00 AM
Early March at Miracle Garden brings roses in bloom and also the looming of upcoming yearly school exams for the children. April is full of tests in every grade. Thus March is a month when students put their proverbial noses to the grindstone and prepare for the rigorous exam season.
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 10:53 AM
The basement has to be filled up with mud as preparation for the flooring. We have poured in more than 60 loads of mud so far. We get the mud and then workers get it physically poured into the basement. Then we buy truck loads of water to get the mud to soften up and sink in. When it hardens, we can add layers of gravel ("metal" stones) before the cement is poured for the flooring.
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 10:46 AM
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
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Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
The pillars and "belt" are being prepared in the new buildings at Miracle Garden. The pillars and foundation hold most of the weight of the building, while the "belt" or cement & iron ring around the building provides support for each story. Bricks and solid blocks will be used to build the dorms.
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 8:51 PM