Saudi Arabia

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  • Day8

    Wadi carcass

    March 31, 2018 in Saudi Arabia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Warning. If dead animals make you quesy you may want to skip this one.

    Today we attempted our first wadi in Al Birk, about 100km south of last night's lodging in Al Qunfudah. Upon arrival to the wadi we saw an existing station installation by another engineering firm. It was familiar because I designed it for them. So rather than waste too much time we moved on the the next wadi another 2 hour drive.

    Upon arriva,l the wadi had the most foul dead animal smell. I saw one dead goat just down stream of the bridge we were working at. I was hoping that was all, but as I crossed under the bridge I saw a couple stray dogs hovering around a pile of dead goats at one end of the bridge. To my luck this was the end of the bridge we had to work at, maybe 10 yds from the pile. A couple hours later as we were working under the bridge we heard a thud. I thought something fell from our scaffolding. I went to take a closer look and I found a dead baby goat about 6ft from the scaffolding. Fortunately no one was around the scaffolding when it happened. I will spare you the pictures.

    Tomorrow we will try to finish the station and maybe move on to another ....inshallah. I'll save my experiences with inshallah for another time
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    Allison Heggli

    Ugh, gross. That smell probably made the dead rat we had in the attic seem like nothing.

    Matt Heggli

    Yeah, pretty hortific of a smell

    Emilie Taylor

    As Bellasia and Mohammed would say, "No inshallah!"

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  • Day10


    April 2, 2018 in Saudi Arabia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    After Rocky first couple days due to poor coordination and communication I am optimistic we found our groove as a team. We had to return to wadi carcass to finish the install, as shown in the first picture. Then today we finished our first climate station in about 6-7 hours. Not bad, my old team could do it in 4 hours. Its a good start. I put a couple photos of the climate station. One you can see the team working well on separate things the other not so much. 4 guys drilling a hole in pvc pipe. We are still working on that. The other day it was 4 guys putting a wire through a pipe.

    I was happy to get a fruit/veggie smoothie. It was difficult to get them to put what I wanted in it. They would not combine everything so I got a carrot/orange smoothie then an avocado one. I mixed them. I regret the avocado as it was not ripe and just ruined my drink
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Minţaqat ‘Asīr, Mintaqat 'Asir, 'Asir, منطقة عسير, Asir