Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Another (load of) brick(s) in the wall

English mafia Dave and James came back yesterday and did some frankly beautiful work while I shovelled sand, lime and cement, and shifted blocks. I ended the day feeling a little bummed, not able to thank them enough for working for no money - although I should have been elated now the Shack looks like this:


Interesting Fact: That chunk of wood above the bathroom (-to-be) window is the first natural material in this whole structure, which formally held up some asbestos roofing material in almost the same place.

Utterly Irrelevant Fact: Those bits of wood sticking out of the wall that you can't see in this picture... you wouldn't believe how hard they were to get out.

Something else for nothing: The scaffolding. (Lent by a neighbour.)

7 comments:

daveq said...

Another fact: it was bloody hot up there!

Its coming together though, isn't it :o)

E.M. Dave

devolutionary said...

I did tell you we only build on the hottest days of the year, didn't I? I didn't? I wonder why I would have forgot to mention that...

devolutionary said...

Hey I can't even write proper English any more, isn't it?

Rebecca said...

formally, come on Alex, what would Randi have to say about that one!

devolutionary said...

Damn. Two mishtakes in one post. I'm clerely going off the boil...

greg said...

Hey,

Had a good time today, and a non-sequiter to follow.

Here's a link to a non-partisan and well accepted translation of Osama's last speech - please read all pages.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2007/09/12/2007-09-12_translation_of_osama_bin_laden_video-1.html

See ya' soon!

Greg

devolutionary said...

Very interesting reading, Greg (great to see you guys, too and thanks for lunch - it was excellent).

Also interesting that there are apparently no comments on the speech. (Mind you, I didn't leave one either.) I agree with the speech writer on almost everything. Have you got a decent copy of the Koran I can borrow?