Kathy, Maurice and I worked pretty hard yesterday. The people from EAPPI told us they were going to help clear the snow away from Qurtuba School and the nearby Samidoon kindergarten so the children could get to their classes next day and invited us to help. So Maurice and Kathy and I went over yesterday to do that. Our friend Hamed and his daughter Rama also came.
Like I said in my last post, it doesn’t really snow here, so there weren’t snow shovels for people to buy. Hamed tried to buy some regular shovels, but they had all been bought so he could only buy hoes and pick axes. We cleared a path to the kindergarten and to the toilets behind the kindergarten. It would have been a lot faster with a snow shovel!Then we started cleaning the schoolyard at Qurtuba School. I thought we would never get all the snow in the whole yard cleaned up! We were using brooms and squeegees to push the snow to the sides as well as the hoes and the shovels. Kathy was really glad to take over on a squeegee, because her back was getting sore. She worked on pushing melting snow down a drain as the sun began to melt it. After we were done, the schoolyard looked like this:Then Maurice and Kathy and I all went out to lunch with the EAPPI people and Hamed and Rama to the Royal Kingdom restaurant. It was yummy!