We Bought a Slab of Granite!


Today will go down as a day we took a risk – we went to a granite sale and bought a +/- 500kg slab of granite. It’s 3.2m x 1.8m x 30mm.  This massive chunk of rock now needs to be transported to a granite cutter and cut into the three pieces we require. It’s good it was on sale (it cost R5750) because to transport it to the cutter will be R1400) and to cut it up may cost as much as the slab itself. The original cost would have been R19584 and then it would still need to be cut and transported so even with it cut to size and finished, if we end up paying R12000, it will still be a good deal.


And this is the risk….

….if it gets broken in the process.

Before we went into the store, we prayed. We were excited to buy it, but we need to trust that all will go well, otherwise it will be an expensive replacement.

It’s difficult to capture how dramatic this piece of granite is. It’s got great swathes of greyish blue and pink. This is not what we initially had in mind but it looked amazing, dramatic and a real centre piece so we took the plunge and with Julian’s permission, we bought it!

This is the whole thing…

If it works out, it will be worth it.

This afternoon, we went down to the site. The whole compliment of workers were at the build working feverishly to the concrete deadline which is Tuesday. They carried all these concrete ‘ribs’ up – 4 men to carry one…

They are busy putting in the rebar which, I have learned is what makes concrete reinforced.

This was what I saw that made it more real…the circled thing is a shower outlet.

Mike and I will be there Tuesday to see the cement being poured, but first Monday Mike and I need to lay the conduiting for the basement electrics.

Busy days ahead.

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; 

These are the days.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


Mike and I walked to Fish Hoek – just 4km. I’ve done 9166 steps


Day 361

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