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Published: August 21st 2016
Grinding the metal
Week 3 was surprisingly relaxed because we managed to be ahead of schedule and actually finished building the turbine on Thursday. Monday to Wednesday we did the final touches on the turbine and built the structure that will hold it together, that involves "metal work" if I can dare call it that, basically some grinding, drilling holes and welding pieces together! Never imagined myself doing that in my lifetime so it is very satisfying to succeed when on the first day here it terrified me.
On Thursday, we put together a testing system to check that the controller ( box that converts the electricity made by the turbine into electricity used in the house). This is a whole system imagined by one of the permanent staff here so he finally put it to work, exciting days!
On Friday, we packed the turbine into its box.
The fun of the week was a "Peruvian dance class" on Wednesday that turned out to be ... Not what we expected. The teacher was just having the time of his life and we just had to do our best to follow this sort of club Latin dance ! Was very funny!!
Our welding work
had a quiet weekend, walking around Trujillo and saying bye to the other group of volunteers leaving for their installation on Saturday. The house is very quiet today (Sunday) but we are getting ready for our installation starting tomorrow. Which means no communication possible for the week sorry. Can't wait to meet the community and tell you all about it.
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