Affordable Belize Real Estate Raffle

Monday, May 11, 2009

So much going on it's hard to know where to begin.

Last night I was trying get pics off underwater digi cam so I could check out how well beach and underwater settings look and get to work blogging them. For some reason it was not working this time - so I put in the Vivitar disk to ge the driver. Instead of fixing the problem it created a whole new one. It turns out the program is too old for the newest windows service pack and I kept getting blue screen error messages.

Lucky Paul thought to Google the error code so we knew what the problem was and possibly how to fix it. He tried a few things and even acer start up disks would not work so this morning he called Extreme Geeks and sent me off with a handwritten note of what he found the problem to be. Fingers crossed it is an simple and inexpensive fix - shuffles said they are really good based on her experience. I was on my way to the school anyways and would be riding right by their shop for an easy drop off.

Walking around the school it is amazing how fast things are changing. Francis took me to check out thge library again - last time I saw it in person they were still sorting. I did see pics of a more finished state but it was great to see how nice it is looking up close. What a treat for the kids to have such a big selection of books read right at school.

The main reason for my visit was to get some kids art work a couple of t-shirts and some crosses to send back to Joanne in Canada. She is working with her friend Heather to raise donations for the school and they needed some stuff to make a couple of displays in Colleges to get students interested to come and volunteer. They are the ones who make the school facebook group many of you have joined - if you haven't yet please check it out.

I also wanted to check out how the Land raffle was progressing and get more information on that. A local real estate agent has donated a piece of land to be raffled off for $10bzd a ticket to help raise money for the school - what an interesting idea. To find out information on the Belize Land Raffle hosted by Affordable Real Estate Belize - please visit the school blog.

While at the school another cool thing happened. I was hanging out in the office with Miss Linda aka wonderwoman and I realized I had forgot my water bottle in the Library. As I cut through the computer lab to go get it the teacher was talking to the kids about a pen-pal program they are involved with - likely the one set up by Heather who I mentioned above. She teaches at Greehholme Public in Toronto Canada and got Miss Knights grade 8 class to join pen-pal program with the older HC kids here in San Pedro Belize.

Amazing - look how many books came down in suitcases

Seating area for the kids to read

Teachers resource center

Teachers resource center

Easel with colorful learning material makes a handy door block

3 cheers Carole from Penguino for all her hard work in the library

Amazing artwork

Great artistic talent

One of the classes in school penpal program getting ready to take a test

View walking across the bridge

Heading south

Kids on bridge

Tole booth

Back roads home


Ruthie said...

Ok, it's official. 6 days gone and we are truly homesick!

tacogirl said...

I will start pulling on the invisible rope now. I think Molly is missing you too Cindy told me about her dropping a coconut on your porch yesterday.

caribbean soul said...

Hi TG, was trying to enter raffle and went to the school website. All it will allow is to view the write up and then the donate link is only a normal donation(I think) can you help a girl out and let me know how to get tickets for the raffle.

tacogirl said...

Caribbean Soul - I just emailed the school about that this morning and am waiting for an answer as to how people who are looking to buy tickets from the website can do so. I will be posting it as soon as I get an answer.

tq said...

Wow what a fantastic library!

Rahul said...

I appreciate the labour you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.