So…I was asked by Alyssa to attempt to blog; so I shall try my best.Here it goes, the attempted mumblings of Zac Miller, Part 1. We started our day with a breakfast courtesy of Cheerios and Honey Bunches and Oats(also a cow) then moved on to our team orientation consisting of our schedule for the week and the projects J.R.M. has planned for us. I also nervously stuttered my way through our morning devotions, but we wont talk about that. After the orientation we dispersed as a group and decided who would be doing what,and then went about accomplishing our individual tasks. The younger dudes started working on fencing(the one with hammers and staples,not masks and swords) while Jay Byler started building shelves for a storage shed and Dad did what he does best; working on grass cutting devices. Devin and I teamed up for tightening and repairing the already completed fence. Once the fence was checked over, Devin and I moved on to helping James and the younger guys with working on the new fence section. After about a half an hour I was re-tasked with cutting up firewood by the front gate. Yes, you heard that right ladies and gentlemen, They trusted me…with a chainsaw. Feeling that I could use a drink of water; I headed up to the house and immediately got drafted by James through Caleb for carrying concrete laden buckets to the edge of the field by the new fence to seal off the bottom of said fence to keep pesky goats in. Then it started…, long hours of heat,sweat,and lots more sweat and heat. By the way, when I say sweat, I don’t mean a few drops on my forehead; I mean being in a perpetual state of soaked wondering why I had to go get a drink of water when I did. Eventually James, Caleb, and I happily ran out of concrete to carry and we retired to the house for a much needed break. For some reason I decided I had enough gumption to finish cutting up the limbs that I started on previously. I have never prayed more hard for a chainsaw to run out of gas in my life,and after about thirty minutes, it did. After feeling like a job well-done, it was finally time to relax and shower;and boy was it good(oh so good). A fantastic dinner was provided courtesy of Bo as well as some of the best coffee I’ve ever had. The sunset was beautiful this evening and it was enjoyed by all, and I have found the best way to relax yet: Sitting on the roof of J.R.M.’s dining room roof with a full cup of coffee looking off into the sunset. All in all it was a perfect end to a great day here in Jamaica and I look forward to see what else this week has in store.
p.s. I apologize for any grammatical and sentence structure errors I have made(blogging isn’t exactly my thing). Also, I apologize for the blog update being all about what I did today, but I only had enough time to keep tabs on myself. Kevin, if you are reading this, you should have totally come down: You are missing out on a great time.
And so concludes the mumblings of Zac Miller Part 1. I hope everyone back home is having a great week and beautiful sunsets as well. Stay tuned for another blog update sometime tomorrow.
– Photo credit Crystal Ramer