It's 11:17 PM and I'm supposed to be getting up early to be at the school by 8:15 AM for teaching. This could be more challenging than I anticipated. Today we spent the day tying up business for the Bare Roots Tree group who were unable to come, paying the gardeners etc. The high point of the day was when we went to a roadside nursery and bought 132 pine trees about 3 feet tall each for $200. We than hired a driver to haul the pine trees up a steep, muddy, potholed road on which we skidded and slid to a place called Sara Hill. The villagers had been promised additional trees if they kept the initial trees alive for a year. The boys ran back and forth unloading the trees from the truck to the walled courtyard. They then took turns shaking my hand and greeting me, "Salaam" which they seemed to get a big charge out of.
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