Hi Y’all, Sarah here!! I know you have been spoiled with long creative blogs, but I am tired so I am keeping is simple. Today was our second to last building day that started at 5:30am and finished at 6pm. Mika, Hannah, David, and I woke early to watch the sunrise at 5:15am. We then sealed the sinks. As our last few blogs mentioned, we have finished the main structure and we are now working on the internal piping and minor finishing touches. We were able to cut all the doors for the maintenance hatch as well as pressure test the line. We only had one leak that was easily fixed by the strong Patrick and Ryan. Patrick and Rachel were able to do a bucket test that yielded 13 gallons per minute, which meets our max demand! The pressure coming out of the treatment system is around 3.5 bar or around 50 psi for our American audience. We did it Marty woot!
Patrick also got to ride Khem’s bicycle today, Which is a much safer mode of transportation, right Julie? 😉 As far as the piping, like every day on a PUC project there was a lot of trial and error, but we finished installing all the fixtures and drains!!! We also finished painting our basketball court lines. Tomorrow, we will be going to a local school nearby to have fun with the kids and have activities centered around healthy hydration and clean water! We are so excited to meet around 200 students from kindergarten to 9th grade and learn from them as well. We also look forward to our last work day! So you can look out for an exciting blog tomorrow!
This will be my final blog post in country, so I just want to say how thankful I am for this experience and my amazing teammates. This project would not be the same without them. I would also like to thank all of our family, friends, advisers, and teachers.
There are so many people that deserve thanks that have spent their time, money and expertise to make this trip possible. So, thank you! I would like to highlight a few people that I do not think we talk about much in the blog, but have made this project so enjoyable. Thank you Khun Khem, Pimjai, Chali and all the other people that have helped feed us in our new Thai Home. They really have gone out of their ways to insure we have the full Thailand experience. Special shout out to Khem, our #1 NGO, who has taken us so many place and treated us so well. Khem thank you so much for scheduling people to take me to the piping store and HomePro. I had to go way too many times. :) I would also like to thank everyone from Mahidol, specifically Mook, Dream, and Kan. They have shown us so much of Thailand and this project would not be possible without them.
I personally have learned so much from this project and my teammates. I know we will all go our separate ways in the future, but this experience will be a pivotal moment in my life. So thank you again for everyone that has had this possible.
And thank you all for keeping up with us on our adventure.
Sarah signing off!