We finished the house!! We spent the morning sifting more sand, plastering the few final walls while the technicians worked their magic and all that was left to do was to clean up. Then came our last meal together at the site and the festive house dedication. There were garlands made of flowers, tikas on our foreheads, speeches, gifts all around and the ribbon cutting. Of course, I cried, and a few others joined me. It is so very hard to say goodbye.