Family site inspection Fri 27th September, 2013
After our Heritage Day braai, Tiago (with the camera), the kids and I, headed down to site to inspect the weeks developments.
As usual they had amazing fun, exploring, touching, digging, throwing, collecting, climbing…. and getting very dirty!
The road! Fri 27th September, 2013
After much research and deliberation, we have decided on cobble brick paving for the road.
This seemed to be the least invasive on the environment and the bricks used are defect bricks, rejected in the brick making process. So we are effectively using bricks that would have been discarded.
The broken bricks are laid and then a sand cement mix is swept into the gaps to form an attractive and fairly eco-friendly cobble brick road.
The turning circle has been made nice and large for all the Mom’s with 4×4′s and it allows for ample parking off of the circle in all directions. Hopefully making morning drop off and afternoon collection time a pleasant experience for all!
Construction update 15.09.2013 Wed 25th September, 2013
It has been a challenging week and everyone has been pushing hard. The wind has been horrible and the dust has been whipped up till you feel you are in a sandstorm.
I think we are all happy to see the end of the compacting and are eagerly awaiting the pavers.
With the windows going in the rooms are feeling like rooms instead of empty spaces.
Every day brings exciting new developments!
I know I’m not the builder… Wed 25th September, 2013
… but he is too busy to blog about anything, so I have taken over his blog. Yours truly, Principal Anita.
Pictures from : 08.09.2013
It is only when I sit going through these pictures do I realise how much has been accomplished over the last 4 months. It really is wonderful. Even though nothing is ever accomplished fast enough for me… I am learning patience and am accepting the fact that this this is a process. We will look back on these days and forget the stress and just wonder at the amazing journey that was the beginning of such a special place. I will never forget all the time, love and sacrifice that has been so willingly and generously given.
Construction Update from the end of August 2013 Sun 22nd September, 2013
Contruction Update from Mid August Thu 19th September, 2013
I must apologise for being behind on updates! It has been a busy month on site… When you compare these pictures, taken on the 15th of August, to where we are currently, you can really see how much work has taken place over the last few weeks.
Things are taking shape beautifully!