Category Archives: Building a house on a mountainside

The Plan Was For a Simple Day

Tuesday Today was the day… That went from simple to really busy.  I didn’t have too much to do, I thought, and I think I have only worked about 4 hours, but it was full and crazy busy in the … Continue reading

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Rainbows and Sunsets

Friday! Today was the day… We woke up to a little drizzle. When I walked out the front door, I was met with this majestic sight over the mountain… Last night, I’d already posted the blog, when Mike and I … Continue reading

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Elsie’s Peak Tower Blew Over

Thursday Today was the day… There was a massive storm last night with very high winds. We woke to the news that Elsie’s Peak Tower blew over…this is before, on a sunny day… On a walk a few months ago… … Continue reading

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Tanks a Quarter Full

Wednesday Today was the day… We had enough rain to fill the tanks to a quarter. Mike was a happy man! The other day, I forgot to mention, we trotted off to Valley Timbers and picked up a couple of … Continue reading

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4 Water Tanks Arrived

Friday Today was the day… 4 water tanks arrived. The pictures tell the story…it wasn’t easy. They are very bulky and 32kg each. They didn’t fit between the tree and the wall, so Mike made a little bridge… And over … Continue reading

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10.5 Hours of Work

Monday Today was the day… The first day of a colleague being away and me covering for him. I’ve still go 38 of his emails to go through, but it certainly isn’t going to be tonight! On this 1st day … Continue reading

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Boys on the Rocks

Thursday Today was the day… That dawned with unexpected rain. I went off and had a much needed hair cut. I worked 5 hours or so and then in the late afternoon, Mike and I walked to Fish Hoek. The … Continue reading

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We Have a Rickety Fence

Friday  Today was the day… We had two extra workers come. They were here to help lug fencing and poles up the hill. The other day, the worker for the house on the Simon’s Town side started cutting back some … Continue reading

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Mike Making Gates

Wednesday Today was the day… Mike made gates. This is the second set. He made these ones for the Little Lookout… And now he is making more for the Seaview apartment entrance…this is the gap into which they will go… … Continue reading

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Mike Painted His Pots

Wednesday Today was the day… We woke late, expected rain – saw there was none and went swimming. The water was warm – must have been 15C and was flat and clear. A few people came and went. One guy … Continue reading

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A Significant Day

Thursday Today was the day… That was significant for South Africa. It was the first day that we can legitimately be outside with no mask! Yay! It was wonderful walking outside today, maskless and not worried about it! What a … Continue reading

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Mike’s 71st Birthday

Monday Today was the day… Mike turned 71. Every birthday is a blessing. Today was no different and it was beyond wonderful to have Adrian and Stacey and Elsie with us. We started with coffee before 7 &  gave Mike … Continue reading

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Train Going Nowhere

Friday Today was the day… Mike left early to have his car serviced. I was due to go with him, but we decided it was better I stay home. If Courage forgot his key or my guests arrived early or … Continue reading

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A Good 1st of Jan!

Saturday Today was the day… The First Day of 2022! We had dinner last night with the Berettas, but came home a couple of hours before midnight. I couldn’t stay awake, so fell asleep but not before giving strict instructions … Continue reading

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The Unpredictable Cape Weather

Thursday Today was the day… Of more unpredictable Cape Town weather. The south-easter is roaring as I type. It’s crazy how windy it has been – more than last year, it seems.  It’s forecast to be quite windy for the … Continue reading

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