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And tonight I said goodbye to my summer home

Day 4 and 5 update

Thursday and Friday our team worked in town near our hotel in Beius. We worked with Adi and Mirela Iancu. Their habitat house is located behind Adi's father's house and they are expecting a baby this winter.

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We raised all the walls in their new home with the concrete blocks. It was tough work - lots of heavy lifting and mixing the mortar with my favorite cement mixer. It was amazing to see the outcome after each day! The house started with just a foundation and we left it with all the walls up - you could really see the future house! And it was great to work with Adi and Mirela - I felt like they were good friends by the end of the day and definitely plan to visit them next summer in their new home.

Here are some pictures from a busy and hot two days of work:

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At the end of two days we took a picture of the finished tasks and said our official goodbye to our amazing crew - we're working only a half day tomorrow in Oradea and thought it best to say "multumesc" (thank you) in Beius.

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Of course we didn't just work these two days - our evenings were filled with learning about Beius and it's surrounding areas. On Thursday we enjoyed market day in the morning, traditional night with dancers and singers and my favorite soup of all time (stuffed pepper soup). And then Landon from Alaska was invited by Mihai to play futbol at night and we all went and cheered him on! What a day!

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Friday evening we packed our bags and had one last meal in Beius at Time Out. Valer and Ionut from the Habitat team came (they were working in Oradea all week) as well as Emil, Mihai, and Adi and Mirela. We them drove to Oradea and checked into our new place at Caminul Felix. We arrived at night and the stars were amazing.

Tomorrow is another day and another site for us with new tasks... I can't believe this trip is almost over and I have to say goodbye to this beautiful country on Sunday - but I'll be back for team #13. :)

Nopte buna!!!

Posted by gooberkn 14:35 Archived in Romania Tagged habitat_for_humanity global_village

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