It has been almost 2 months since Project 541 became active in Puerto Lempira. We have settled into a routine that goes something like this:
5:30am- Wake up, take baths, strip sheets that have been peed on, eat breakfast, do hair, brush teeth, and hand out snacks to take to school.
7:30am- Make sure everyone has their backpacks and shoes, and load up to go to school.
8:00am- The little girls start school and Lisa, Esteven, and I run any errands we need to, and return home.
9:00am-11:30pm- This is time for cleaning the house, hand washing clothes, homework for Lisa, and catching up on email time for me.
12:00pm- Lunch, Lisa leaves for school, and Esteven and I go to House of Hope or to the bank.
1:00pm-3:00pm- This time block is usually spent at House of Hope hanging out with the girls, lending a hand where I can, and spending time with Esteven's family.
3:30pm- The girls get out of school and the wonderful craziness starts all over again.
4:00pm-5:00pm- Play time for the girls with their friends, my time to spend with the girls who attend afternoon school that I didn't get to see earlier in the day, and of course, time to get your head picked for lice- gotta fit that in at least once a day!
5:30pm- Head home
6:15pm- Dinner time
7:00pm- Homework and bath time
8:00pm- Bed time for the girls
8:30pm- Take down any clothes hanging up, clean up from dinner, bring in anything that got left outside, feed the dog, bathe myself and Esteven, and help Lisa with homework.
9:00pm- Bedtime for a very worn out mommy
Hopefully, this gives you a little idea of how our days go. There's not much down time, and it rarely goes according to plan- but we have fun and laugh a lot along the way. The dust has settled here, and I am excited to see what the next year holds in store for our family. We already have several more prospective residents, and I am sure we will continue to expand rapidly. As always, thank you for your continuing support. We can truly feel your love half a world away!
Project 541 was established by Kayla Austin in 2013 as an organization geared toward empowering girls and women in La Moskitia, Honduras.