The altar is finished, and everything went smoothly! Coming in from an unusually sunny and beautiful Seattle day, the energy in the building was palpable, and construction was a blast. Although our groups could handle it on our own, at no point in the process did the other spectacular volunteers stop offering to help, and they aided in created a beautiful display that exceeded all of my expectations. As I look around the space after finishing my task, I’m astounded by the amount of people here, and I’m excited too. The stage is full of musicians setting up; vendors and their beautiful wares have all the tienditas ready; and the pulse of life I felt when I entered has only gotten stronger. I cannot wait for the event proper to begin!