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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #50 on: Feb 16, 2012, 09:44 »
Had to upload some pictures on a grant proposal, so threw a couple more in here, too...

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html

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« Reply #51 on: Feb 17, 2012, 02:01 »
What's a Boonya Baby???

One of these:
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-topn--579-8802.html#top_display_media

Also:
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-topn--579-8537.html#top_display_media

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« Reply #52 on: Mar 13, 2012, 10:23 »
We now interrupt this program to do the dance-of-joy...

 [Dance] [Dance] [Dance] [Dance] [Dance] [Dance] [Dance] [Dance] [Dance] [Dance]



Sorry for that little display of jubilation, but yesterday ROCKED!  We finished TWO wells and turned them over to the villages!  Kids splashing in the water...people doing laundry...an 80-year-old lady who kept thanking us over and over because now she has a water source she can get to... It was super heart warming.  

I hope I am doing some good with the teaching and 'soft' projects, too...but it sure does feel nice to complete something concrete for a change!  :)



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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #53 on: Mar 13, 2012, 11:42 »
I thaught Thai Officers and if Cambodians are as good as the Thai you are Really ROCKING!!!!!! The only complaint I had is when I talked to them I had my legs crossed and soles of feet pointing at them.  They gently pointed out in Thai that was like giving someone the finger in the US. I put my feet flat on the floor and said excuse me.  No other problem. Just greatfullness Thai food and Mutual Respect.  On the other hand my Muslim Officers,

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« Reply #54 on: Mar 17, 2012, 06:28 »
I thaught Thai Officers and if Cambodians are as good as the Thai you are Really ROCKING!!!!!! The only complaint I had is when I talked to them I had my legs crossed and soles of feet pointing at them.  They gently pointed out in Thai that was like giving someone the finger in the US. I put my feet flat on the floor and said excuse me.  No other problem. Just greatfullness Thai food and Mutual Respect.  On the other hand my Muslim Officers,

Thailand was where I fell in love with SE Asia...however many years ago...  Their smiles, their genuineness, and their acceptance of me - even though I'm an American, which is a BAD thing in a lot of the world.  Unfortunately, in most of Thailand, 'progress' has arrived and the people are now too busy to be as friendly as they were.

Cambodia is everything Thailand used to be, if not more so!  :)
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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #55 on: Mar 18, 2012, 10:19 »
Awesome Pictures!!!!!   I think you have done real well for these people with this well!!!  It looks like they are very happy!!!!!! I am giving you real well with the well Karma!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #56 on: Mar 22, 2012, 05:17 »
Okay, first thing:  I am NOT asking anyone to contribute to this project.

I repeat - I am not asking you to donate.


Now that we have the ground rules straight...  One of the reasons I joined Peace Corps is that I was always frustrated trying to find charities that 1) were efficient - good bang for the buck....and 2) were working in an area that I believed in.  Too often, I was worried that overhead, salary, & soliciting costs were eating my whole contribution...or that my dollars were going to someone who wasn't truly needy.  I decided to join Peace Corps so that I could actually be on the ground making the decisions to help alleviate true needs.


If you are a person like me that has a little extra money, but is wary of most of the charities you see, here is an opportunity to do some good:

http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1070

Other than the small percentage Appropriate Projects takes out to cover wire costs, etc, all donations are coming straight to the school to build the latrine.  So where else are you going to be able to help build an entire restroom for $555?


I will give the NukeWorkers a week to fund this, if you like what you see.  If no one is interested, I will open it up to other funding sources...I guarantee that it will be funded in under two weeks, so...

And, again, I am NOT asking anyone to donate, just giving you an opportunity if you want one.




Also, I thought their blurb about "The full amount will give you "naming rights"..." was funny!

        Name-The-Latrine...WOO-HOO! :) 

I will go one step further, if this project gets fully funded in the first week (but by more than one person), we can come up a name here...or slap the NukeWorker logo on the latrine (if Mike agrees)...or...?  ;)
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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #57 on: Mar 22, 2012, 08:53 »
I got the first 18%.

Who's next?
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« Reply #58 on: Mar 26, 2012, 05:17 »
...yesterday ROCKED!  We finished TWO wells and turned them over to the villages!  Kids splashing in the water...people doing laundry...an 80-year-old lady who kept thanking us over and over because now she has a water source she can get to... It was super heart warming.  

I hope I am doing some good with the teaching and 'soft' projects, too...but it sure does feel nice to complete something concrete for a change!  :)



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An added note on the well project...

Kudos to Mennonite Church USA for establishing the project in this area, supplying the funding, handling the Stateside portion of the project, and everything else they do!  :)


I wanted to check with the church whether they minded my shouting their name all over the world, so that's why this part is only being added now...
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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #59 on: Mar 27, 2012, 05:17 »

If you are a person like me that has a little extra money, but is wary of most of the charities you see, here is an opportunity to do some good:

http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1070

And, again, I am NOT asking anyone to donate, just giving you an opportunity if you want one.

 

It must stink not to have proper facilities when they are needed. Hopefully, we can get them built; as an individual who takes no small pleasure in using a bathroom while on double or triple time, I had to make a small donation.
There is no waiting in the donation line. http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1070

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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #60 on: Mar 27, 2012, 07:47 »
I just made my 100 dollar Donation!!   Good Luck Uncabuffalo.  God bless!!!  I think if we can get  enough Nukeworkers to complete this the we can call it the Nukeworker.com Latrine.  Maybe with a picture of the Nukeworker on it!!!!!!

I like how many people this helps!!!  see here!!!

Project Impact
 1,702 people will benefit from the project, including 1645 students (grades 7 to 12) and 57 staff members.
 



This is only about 33 cents a person.  
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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #61 on: Mar 28, 2012, 08:23 »
I PM'ed DW and he said he would match my contribution.  Thanks DW.  Maybe since this has 2 seats maybe Uncabuffalo can put DW above the left seat and NM  for Nukeman over the right and send us a picture when done for all the left and right crap we put forth in Poly-Sci.  Does not have to be permanent a picture will  do!!!!!!   Hopefully  if Nukeworker.com raises all the money we can have it the Nukeworker.com Latrine with the Nukeworker with Rennhack's blessing.

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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #62 on: Mar 29, 2012, 01:03 »
And here are some more pictures from another camera.  Thanks again to Mennonite Church USA for making the villagers' life so much better!  :)

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html 
(if the first pic you see is labeled "The Governor Talks With Villagers", then come back later because the new pictures take a bit to clear the moderators...)

Other than a bug what is a Kep Statue?

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« Reply #63 on: Mar 30, 2012, 12:47 »
Other than a bug what is a Kep Statue?

...oh...sorry about that...that caption isn't self-explanatory, is it?   :(

Kep is a resort town down on the coast.  They are famous for their seafood:

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-9062.html#top_display_media
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-8606.html#top_display_media
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-9037.html#top_display_media   ;)

...so they built a giant crab as a monument:

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-9071.html#top_display_media   :)
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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #64 on: Mar 30, 2012, 10:07 »
...oh...sorry about that...that caption isn't self-explanatory, is it?   :(

Kep is a resort town down on the coast.  They are famous for their seafood:

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-9062.html#top_display_media
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-8606.html#top_display_media
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-9037.html#top_display_media   ;)

...so they built a giant crab as a monument:

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-9071.html#top_display_media   :)


Well I guess a crab is a sea going bug   [whistle]

Sea Food from New England is one of the things I miss about my traveling days. (No Prohac thankfully)

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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #65 on: Mar 31, 2012, 03:02 »
I got the first 18%.

Who's next?

It must stink not to have proper facilities when they are needed. Hopefully, we can get them built; as an individual who takes no small pleasure in using a bathroom while on double or triple time, I had to make a small donation.
There is no waiting in the donation line. http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1070


I just made my 100 dollar Donation!!   Good Luck Uncabuffalo.  God bless!!!  I think if we can get  enough Nukeworkers to complete this the we can call it the Nukeworker.com Latrine.  Maybe with a picture of the Nukeworker on it!!!!!!

I like how many people this helps!!!  see here!!!

Project Impact
 1,702 people will benefit from the project, including 1645 students (grades 7 to 12) and 57 staff members.
 
This is only about 33 cents a person. 

I PM'ed DW and he said he would match my contribution.  Thanks DW.  Maybe since this has 2 seats maybe Uncabuffalo can put DW above the left seat and NM  for Nukeman over the right and send us a picture when done for all the left and right crap we put forth in Poly-Sci.  Does not have to be permanent a picture will  do!!!!!!   Hopefully  if Nukeworker.com raises all the money we can have it the Nukeworker.com Latrine with the Nukeworker with Rennhack's blessing.


Thanks to all who chipped in!  I really appreciate it and I'm sure the kids will, too.

Here are a few shots of the work they did this morning...
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html 
(if 'Overloaded Ferry...' is first picture, come back later...the new ones need to clear the editor...)


Got the foundation laid and it is drying now.

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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #66 on: Mar 31, 2012, 10:11 »
The upside down squatty potties look like the alien space craft from Independence day.  :)
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« Reply #67 on: Apr 25, 2012, 11:25 »
One last update before the two-week Khmer New Year holiday.  They have a good start on the walls...

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html
If "Mixing Mortar" is first, come back later when the new uploads have passed editor...)

Thanks again to everyone that chipped in to make this possible!  :)

School...and latrine construction...are ramping back up after the long holiday.  I'd say both are going about half-speed right now.

They have the walls up and stuccoed.  Now they are working on setting the toilet basins.  Still need to do the roof.

Here are a couple of shots of the current status:
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html
(If the pictures don't show stuccoed walls, come back later...pictures need to clear editors.)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to make this construction possible!  :)
« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2012, 11:26 by UncaBuffalo »
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« Reply #68 on: Apr 27, 2012, 12:57 »
Looks good!!!   Almost ready for the DW Left sign and NM right sign. 

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« Reply #69 on: Apr 27, 2012, 10:10 »
Okay, first thing:  I am NOT asking anyone to contribute to this project.

I repeat - I am not asking you to donate.


Now that we have the ground rules straight...  One of the reasons I joined Peace Corps is that I was always frustrated trying to find charities that 1) were efficient - good bang for the buck....and 2) were working in an area that I believed in.  Too often, I was worried that overhead, salary, & soliciting costs were eating my whole contribution...or that my dollars were going to someone who wasn't truly needy.  I decided to join Peace Corps so that I could actually be on the ground making the decisions to help alleviate true needs.


If you are a person like me that has a little extra money, but is wary of most of the charities you see, here is an opportunity to do some good:

http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1070

Other than the small percentage Appropriate Projects takes out to cover wire costs, etc, all donations are coming straight to the school to build the latrine.  So where else are you going to be able to help build an entire restroom for $555?


I will give the NukeWorkers a week to fund this, if you like what you see.  If no one is interested, I will open it up to other funding sources...I guarantee that it will be funded in under two weeks, so...

And, again, I am NOT asking anyone to donate, just giving you an opportunity if you want one.




Also, I thought their blurb about "The full amount will give you "naming rights"..." was funny!

        Name-The-Latrine...WOO-HOO! :) 

I will go one step further, if this project gets fully funded in the first week (but by more than one person), we can come up a name here...or slap the NukeWorker logo on the latrine (if Mike agrees)...or...?  ;)

From: http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1070

"Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$555.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded by members of http://www.nukeworker.com/."



Thanks again!  :)  :)  :)
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« Reply #70 on: Apr 27, 2012, 10:16 »
Looks good!!!   Almost ready for the DW Left sign and NM right sign. 

Yeah!  ;)

I walked by a few minutes ago and they are stuccoing the interior walls now.  Still need to put down a little tile...and paint everything.

We need to come to a final decision on what we want to paint on it.  If Mike says it's okay to use the NukeWorker name and/or logo, we can put that...if not...?
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« Reply #71 on: Apr 27, 2012, 10:55 »
I walked by a few minutes ago and they are stuccoing the interior walls now.  Still need to put down a little tile...and paint everything. 

Latrine?  It initially sounded like a two sided outhouse (think scout camp).  For $555.00 with stucco, tile, and paint - way to go!  Next is an adjacient (or connectited) shower facility!

If Mike says it's okay to use the NukeWorker name and/or logo, we can put that...if not...?

If not, how about - "Buffalo's Retreat"!
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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #72 on: Apr 30, 2012, 08:48 »
We could:

1. Look a the plant poll numbers and choose the one with the lowest rating (for obvious reasons)

2. Call it 'Barnwell' (because that is where the nuclear world has been sending all of its sh_t for decades.)

3. Name it after the real reason it got funded and call it Poo Graabi -- or, better yet, Graabi's Poo.
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Re: RETIRED...to Peace Corps!
« Reply #73 on: May 01, 2012, 07:21 »


2. Call it 'Barnwell' (because that is where the nuclear world has been sending all of its sh_t for decades.)

Hey I resemble that remark......... well maybe not resemble, but you know what I mean. I have lived in Barnwell for 50 years. [oops]

Just to be completely correct, the site is actually located in Snelling, SC, in Barnwell County. [nuke]
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« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2012, 02:07 »
Latrine?  It initially sounded like a two sided outhouse (think scout camp).  For $555.00 with stucco, tile, and paint - way to go!

Yeah!  You really get a lot for your dollar in Cambodia...I always figure there's at least a factor of 10 greater bang for the buck.   Makes a small donation be a BIG help!

Well, they are basically done!
http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html

THANK YOU, NUKEWORKERS!  :)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 02:09 by UncaBuffalo »
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