I have been home for 8 days now. It has been a whirlwind of fast-moving activity; and I’m only half-way started. One mostly concrete date, however, has been set in motion. At a meeting with the alcalde this past Saturday our benefactor from Virginia Hospital Center brought the final design plans for the new orphanage and construction is due to begin in March. We are at the stage of lining up work contractors and using the alcaldia’s administrative infrastructure for the purchase of materials, thereby reducing cost. It appears I made it just in time for ground breaking. I have been so busy I keep forgetting to carry my camera to take pictures. This last day of January is a dynamic jump-start for the rest of the year. Stay tuned.