Saturday, September 29, 2007

September Construction Update

It's been a month since I posted pictures of the construction we have going on. Today, we had a rather large work crew. In addition to Allen and 5 of the children, we had Alejandra (friend of Boo), Henri and Carlos (friends of Russell), three American teachers from a local bilingual school (friends of the entire family), and an older man who lives close to the property. As you can see from these pictures, quite a lot has been accomplished - especially when you consider that there is no machinery involved in any of this, except for our pickup truck bringing the materials in to the site.

The view from below . . . I think it looks rather like a fortress, with cannons peeping out. Actually, those holes were left in the walls so that we could place boards into them to support the scaffolding.

Christopher is our mortar mixing specialist. He is 13 now, and has officially surpassed me in height, as of this week. We are so impressed at what a hard worker Chris has become!

If you look at the picture below, you can see where the construction changes from block to brick. That is the level that will be the floor in the finished building. What a gorgeous view we will have from the porch which will run along that side of the building! This building will be used for housing visiting teams, and also as a dorm during the week of Bible Training School each month.


Kim & Dave said...

That will be quite a view!! Wish I could come visit!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Jonathan and I are amazed at the height of the walls! We can't wait to come back and see the view from the porch.
Beth Webb

Bob said...

I hadn't checked in for a few weeks and now you've got the makings of a building! Awesome! It is amazing what you are able to do with a few willing hands and good design. That new front-end loader should make a huge difference as well.

Bob G