Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

houses and more

 Group 5 left for home on the 12th, except for Freeman, who stayed on as Construction Foreman.
Steps and a platform were built at each house for the meter reader.

We placed the water and sewer lines from the feeder to the house.
This was a busy week getting painting done and baseboard and all those little things that need doing.

Toby and Louis build some steps for an Elders home.
Albert welded an apron onto the back of the city dump truck.

Mary and Martha, one of the cooks sharing a moment.

Daisy sent us some fish.
Daisy came and picked up some of the guys to see and get some fish from her and Eric's drifting catch.
Sharing their big catch.

A big Salmon cleaning tonight by the Hostetler group, thanks to
Daisy and Eric.

Freeman is happy for his salmon that he is taking home.

Last night we were invited to a special potluck and Yupik Dance. The following are photos from the wonderful evening of food and dancing.

Today, Louis and Arthur are helping the city maintenance guys repair this big tire.

Today, Danny and Toby are working at the upcoming, expected to open soon, city restaurant.

The rest of the volunteers are working hard at getting the final touches on the houses in preparation for the dedications this afternoon.

We will soon be leaving this beautiful Alaskan sky.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 A morning shot of the slough river

 Harry and Karen's kitchen.

Arctic Porch at Harry's.

Tim and Karen at Harry's.

Sweeping is a constant need.

Lee and Freeman working in Francis and Monica's house.
 Author, Wilbur and Tim.

 The finished ramp and stair railing at the Tribal Center.

Louis and Toby repaired this door on the Tribal Center. They used steel reinforcing to allow interior dead bolting.

Jim and Zack raised and repaired some of the piers on the Tribal Center.
 Water levels in Alakanuk
I enjoyed watching the beaver in the pond close to our place.

 The weather has warmed up and we have been enjoying the outside in the evenings.

 Tim and Leonard preparing the floor for tile.
 Toby is caulking the Arctic window.
 Danny and Dwight installing baseboard at Monica's.
 Ray working under the sink at Monica's.
 Shelving built in the Connex tool and supply container by MDS'ers.
 This door to the dining room was hanging by two hinges when we arrived, Paul repaired it.
 These shelves in the dining room were built by MDS er's.

 It's berry season and the boys were out picking a treat.

This barge carries 250,000 gallons of fuel oil.  It pumped over 100,000 gallons for the city of Alakanuk.
This lady is the clerk in the Native Store.

 A Yellow Warbler, found dead on the street by Wilbur.
 Several wonderful Yupik ladies, who live here in the village.
 A temporary holding cemetery. When a death in the winter occurs, the family waits for summer to bury in the permanent cemetery.