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Archive for September 2013

Unique Construction Aspect in Peru..

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Don’t know if this happens all over Latin America or is mainly found here, but many buildings have roofs that just aren’t quite finished.  Owners think that they might someday build up another level so they leave rebar sticking out the top of the building.

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September 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm

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Come back Andrea, the town misses you..

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And I do too, even more so..

Hope that she had a good time back visiting the states, look forward to hearing how this are over there this year..

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September 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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Casino in Chacha..

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There’s one and probably at least one in all of the major cities in Peru.  They mostly contain and in the case of Chacha, exclusively contain slot machines that are kinda old and don’t pay out at all.

Andrea surprised because of how difficult it is to make money last in the slots.

Andrea surprised because of how difficult it is to make money last in the slots.

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September 20, 2013 at 1:38 am

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Cow Insemination; as easy as 1, 2, 3..

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Step 1.. with really long glove, make sure to scoop out the poop..

Step 2.. take the semen tube out of liquid N and thaw to 36deg C, attach to injection tool..

Step 3.. One hand in the rectum, feel for the 3 rings of the cervix; go in with injector tool and feel to make sure tip is positioned right in uterus, right after the three rings.  Inject away, then slowly remove tool and hand from backside.  Stimulate the clitoris immediately afterward by pitching for about 5 seconds.  Eso es..

Gracias to Renner and Ecco for the demonstration.

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September 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm

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Healing the Ill, Treating the Sick, Calf Style..

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You walk into many family kitchens (or work areas) around here and you’ll probably spot a large syringe on the wall or in a box with a very blunt end.  Luckily this design of this is not for humans, rather it’s for passing medicine to cows and calves orally.  On the way to another water intake cleaning with Jobo and his son Jon, I got to see it’s use when we came across one of his weak with diarrhea calfs; not standing up or taking water or doing much of anything.  Jobo had packets of powder vitamins and ‘Sulfa K’ which some type of sodium sulfate and vitamin K compound to help with diarrhea.  Mixing these powders with water he could suck it up the injector and push the goods down the gullet of the brave calf.  She seemed to like the medicine and hopefully it will help her get up and get to the grass eating that’s all so important these days.

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September 12, 2013 at 1:48 am

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Parents in Country, Real Nice Time..

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Earlier this summer my wonderful parents and mother-in-law and her partner got to visit Andrea and here in Peru and I’ll tell you what, it really was nice to see everyone and catch up.  They met us in Lima where we introduced them to life and food in the big city Peru.  Then we were off to Cusco to try our hands at some high altitude and really amazing ruins.  Probably one of the fastest 10 day periods since being here in Peru and I hope a good time was had by all.  My pictures cannot due the trip justice and my father took better ones that I got to now scan in..

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September 10, 2013 at 12:41 am

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Another Community work Day, Prepping for New Stadium..

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These take place every couple weeks around here.  Collaborative work days to build or maintain something of community significance.  Families are pretty much required to send at least one member to dig, haul, plant, trench, nail, cut; and spend time working on these projects…  Maybe it’s one of those things that makes rural Peru a bit special: I can’t really see this type of community work organizing happening in the USA.  Maybe I’ll try it in a small random neighborhood in the states..knock door to door and let the families know that they have to take off work random days every 2 or 3 weeks and ‘volunteer’ to come out and dig trenches or haul rocks with many of your neighbors.  Something tells me that wouldn’t fly…especially with soo much of the population being reluctant to serve jury duty, and there you get paid a stipend don’t have to haul 80-100 lbs sacks of dirt and rock.

Here in the annex of Huascazala neighbors are prepping this soccer spectator area to be torn down, leveled, then built back up with stadium seats and a very high durable roof to protect against the constant rain.

Here in the annex of Huascazala neighbors are prepping this soccer spectator area to be torn down, leveled, then built back up with stadium seats and a very high durable roof to protect against the constant rain.

Starts with digging a bit of the foundation for the huge columns; picks, shovels and iron digging bars work best.

Starts with digging a bit of the foundation for the huge columns; picks, shovels and iron digging bars work best.

Also cliff side had to be moved farther back...

Also cliff side had to be moved farther back…

I remember writing about this several months ago.. Here’s the post..

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September 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm

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