Category Archives: Building a house on a mountainside

Time To Pack

Monday Today was the day… I started packing. It’s not that I haven’t done some clearing and packing in the recent past. But I’m now packing intentionally. I have a plan to take what we usually use on a daily … Continue reading

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Building for a Year

Saturday Today was the day… It was a year ago today that I made the first payment to the builder. At that stage our plans hadn’t been passed, so we did a deal for him to do the first stage … Continue reading

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The JoJo Tanks Came Tumbling Down the Hill

Thursday Today was the day… I went to Echo bright and early to see for myself the JoJo tanks that had come tumbling down the hill. David phoned close to 11pm saying he had heard a crash and a bang … Continue reading

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Granite and Solar Panels

Wednesday Today was the day… The solar panels arrived AND we went to see our granite! There it was out in the bright sunlight looking just as it was when we bought it in November 2019. Little did we know … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Windows

Tuesday Today was the day… The Stained Glass Windows got tacked into place. They will be taken out so they don’t get broken with things coming and going, but they look great! It was a project Mike worked on this … Continue reading

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Beechwood Chairs

Saturday Today was the day… We went to the waste site to drop off the fridge packaging and then went to Simon’s Town. We have been looking for bar chairs for our kitchen island and I spotted some beech ones … Continue reading

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They Couldn’t Get the Fridge up the Stairs

Friday Today was the day… A number of things happened at the building site. I feel as if I am in a dream….living someone else’s life. I’m standing on the edge seeing things happen aware that they are happening for … Continue reading

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The Stair Well

Thursday Today was the day… We celebrated Heritage Day in South Africa. Not that we took the day off. Courage and Ruth arrived. Mike and Courage went to Echo while Ruth stayed here and did a deep clean of the … Continue reading

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Casual Ride – Mad Dash

Wednesday Today was the day… My car got serviced. We woke up early and by just after 6:30am I was in the car driving across to Diep River with Mike following a short distance behind. It was a casual ride … Continue reading

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The Tile is Laid

Tuesday Today was the day… A lot happened at the building site. To start with the tile got laid…it was the first one Werner put down on the first floor balcony. I think he must have enjoyed laying it. The … Continue reading

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Blitzing the Rocks

Monday Today was the day… That went past in a flash! A short while ago I thought I must go and write this blog and it dawned on me that there was not much to say. I worked for most … Continue reading

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How The House Has Grown

Sunday Today was the day… I had a good rest. I didn’t do much, that I can say. A Skype call with Stacey and Elsie, lots of rest and lunch with the family. I had a quiet afternoon. This evening … Continue reading

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The Bath

Friday Today was the day… Our bath got put in place. It had been stored on the ground floor, looked at with interest by all who passed by. Some raised their eye-brows. It was an unexpected purchase. I had just … Continue reading

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Meeting with Werner

Thursday Today was the day… We met with the builder, Werner,  to find out: How long before he is finished. How much we still need to pay to complete the build. To my astonishment, he said he would like us … Continue reading

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Motorbike

Wednesday Today was the day… Julian bought a motorbike. Close to 4 decades ago, my older brother Arnie had a Honda 125 off-road bike. When he left Zim and went to Johannesburg, the motor-bike was temporarily left in my care … Continue reading

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