Building: Day #13
We assembled the turnbuckles and carbine hooks to assess the detailing for the corners of the canopies.
Steel wire to thread through the looped edges in the canopy fabric.
Work on the floor beams continue.
The building of the panels goes in shifts and new ones have to be produced daily. Aim is 9 to 10 a day.
Chile a soñar came to visit us and also gave us a hand on site….
I think they even enjoyed it.
Our local admirer is a little girl named Amanda.
She borrowed a camera from us this day and toured around capturing the moments on the building site. The result was some lovely portraits of our hard workers.
Still lots of shovelling of soil and transporting mixed concrete to be poured into the large foundations.
A break from building work to connect with the rest of the world…modern technology is a saviour.
A group were bending steel rods for the reinforcement cages to be placed in the large tension foundations.
The afternoons in Pumanque can get particularly windy creating quite a dusty atmosphere.
Here is Magdalena, our host and caretaker of the building where we were staying. So it was her we would run to for hot water in the showers and washing clothes. Kind woman.
A break for a little conversation…
The new kitchen crew are preparing a special birthday dinner. Chicken thai curry.