If you have ever seen a dog here...dog tired makes more sense.
God has a tendancy to keep me going right up until a group leaves, and then I tend to collapse of sorts. The group got off without a hitch...a great group. I pray that it was impactful to change their lives, as well as those that they touched. I came back to the house, ate lunch, and then Oscar picked me up to go finalize the purchase of the Land Cruiser pick-up for Jonathan's use with the Churches in San Juancito and Cantaranas. After two hours of being with the teller at the bank, I finished my banking and had the money delivered and appropriate paper work for the vehicle. I rushed a visit to the grocery (even found $1.10 per pound seedless grapes...quite a find here I thought) and made my way out to the vehicle to drive it home, for Roberto to change all fluids, etc. tomorrow or soon...after he fixes the Blue Ford which has several nagging issues. Ah, but the previous owner locked the keys inside. Nothing like that to show us just how hard it would be to break in, although we did not really desire the convincing. I took the Blue Ford, headed home for a Skype call with the next group to come down, and Oscar followed later when somebody else showed up with a spare key or a tool...I am not sure which. All that plus more emailing...I finished around 7:00. Whew.
Here is a picture of the truck. This is an answer to prayer by the way. We bid on another hard top Land Cruiser by the Peace Corps. I called, we lost. Oscar said, I brought my paper today (last Thursday) and so went through the classifieds to see if there was anything...and instead of a hard top, here is this pick up. Go figure. And odd bit of useless trivia....this pickup was originally bought by a man who is running for president here this November (Pepe Lobo for those interested.) This truck is a work truck...but this particular vehicle back in 1995 was ordered with a snorkel, A/C and this...unusual paint job. A luxury work truck. Definitely unique. Probably a collector's item...in the sense that we collected it to use for work. The winch is always a welcome accessory by the way. We will get some bars put on the back of it, get all the other minor stuff done to it, and hopefully have it ready next week at some point.
The political situation here remains unstable in terms of how the international community is treating it, while at the same time becoming more stable in house. It is frankly fairly shocking to me that outside of this country so few people are grasping what is really happening here. Not to say I think this was handled perfectly, or that the guys left behind are all fine, upstanding individuals pure as the driven snow...nor am I blindly buying all their side of the story...but so far, it adds up much better than anything Mel has done since before he was elected.
The pro-democracy rally today in Teguc went off without a hitch, and was very well attended. I will not put out any random number for the size, but it spilled way over just the central park where it originated, and had no violence or rock throwing of any kind. Definitely bigger by a long stretch than anything the other side has put together. I even saw a poll today that maintained 87% of Hondurans are in favor of Mel's ousting. I am not sure it was scientific, but that number seems right, maybe even a little low?
So, tomorrow starts another day. Office work, errands, and gearing up for the next group, scheduled to arrive July 9th. Another month...more time to praise God.