Saturday, June 6, 2009


This is a conversation Jeff (J) had with a Paraguayan friend (A):
A: Can you believe that they just posted signs giving a weight limit to the bridges? (It is about time…have you seen our bridges?)
J: What is the limit now?
A: 10 tons only! How do they expect me to get my goods into Caazapa? That is the only way.
J: How many tons do your carry?
A: 20.
J: So, what do you do?
A: When we get to the bridge, we make the sign of the cross and lift up off of our seats to make ourselves lighter!

This picture was taken from our porch. The bridge collapsed when a truck tried to cross. On the same day, a second bridge became impassable when a bus’ back wheel fell through a hole made by the dirt road eroding way from the wooden planks.


Liz said...

Gotta love ya'lls bridges! Good opportunity to pray everytime you go over one!

Sarah said...

Oh Amy, I already don't like bridges, but I certainly think I would pray like crazy on those bridges!

Also, your new family picture on your header is gorgeous! I love it!

Anything I can send your way? Let me know and I'd love to do it!

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

That has got to be the funniest thing I've heard in a while! I can see them lifting out of their seats!!!!!!