Tuesday 19 June 2007

The hottest day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today was by far the hottest day we have had on site, at least 35 degrees. We worked from 8 to 12 and 2 till 4. There was more painting for half of the group and the rest were getting to grips with power tools in order to secure the siding boards (walls). Mr Fanagan was very frustrated with the power tools at first, after having just mastered hammering. Before lunch he dropped the drill and went off in a huff of frustration. After lunch however the old dog learnt a new trick, and had to be dragged off the site at 4pm. Everybody is in good form, even Moritz who lost to some of the female staff at pool!!!!
This evening we went into the hills for a BBQ.... Braai... it was great craic. We were entertained with impersonations of all staff members by Hal Downer and David Beresford. Milano sang some lovely traditional songs around the camp fire as we were all being devoured by giant mosquitoes!!!
Miss Bustard will post some photos soon.
Thanks to all who have followed our progress and have helped make this trip possible.
PC, Cronners or Nut

2 comments:

Mr. J said...

I think NUT might be a good name for you all. I love the contrast between your experience and what you've left behind. Compared to the hottest day you had, yesterday was one of the wettest we've had. I can't stress enough how horrible the weather has been since you all left. There were some huge floods in some parts of Ireland and the UK. It is 12-15 degrees lower this week than it was the week before you all left. Well I hope you all enjoy the last few days. This will be an experience you will cherish for the rest of your lives and don't forget that you are giving something to someone that cannot be measured. The people you have built the houses for will never forget the crazy bunch of Irish / Australian / German / British / Japanese / South African / Zimbabwean / Finish and Paddy Owens!!! Well done and good luck!!

Lissy said...

Hi Guys! Thanks for the updates sounds like you are getting lots done and having a great time: Perfect!! Enjoy that heat but don't get too burnt!!!
Send our regards to Peter
Lissy in Habitat