It’s been a hive of activity here today. We woke up to the sound of bamboo being knocked to the ground.
Aubrey said ‘Oh, by the way the guys are coming to take down the fence and start building the wall today!’
Our fence had already partly blown down due to the recent Harmattan winds, which is what fast tracked the new wall.
It was just after 7am and work was well under way!
They are working fast and our old bamboo fence at the front was already down and the first stretch of wall almost finished by ten past eleven this morning.
The kids have been loving it although I’m not so keen on them climbing the pile of bricks waiting to be used or the pile of sand for the cement, I’ve put a stop to the sand climbing but they are enjoying watching from the vantage point of the bricks and a quick inspection shows there’s no chance of them toppling over (the bricks, I can’t speak for the children!).
It was chaotic here all day. At the same time that the fence is being built, the garage is being kitted out with shelves to accommodate all the camping kit that has been moved out of the ‘old office’. That’s a story for another day; the new ‘Partner Ghana’ office! So people have been around moving things in and out, building shelves etc. Our veranda is now storing all the contents of our garage, but we are hoping that it will give us the motivation to go through it all and sort it out!
Our house is also full of the rest of the contents of the garage; suitcases and kids tricyles, scooters and bikes. I actually like a good sort out but it always looks worse before it gets better.
All I can say is that I’m very much hoping we may get a gate now too as chasing dogs and children is kind of boring after the fifth time in a morning. I think the passers by will be thankful too! And as the children are getting bolder and going further each day they’ll be in central Elmina (probably naked) before I find them soon!
Hope your day was as busy.
The bricks may have been stable but there was a hole down the middle that you could get stuck down! Oops, didn’t check for that one!