A trip to a Quinta

A few days ago the builder at work (Gerrado) offered to take us to his Quinta in San Lorenzo, we had originally arranged it for this morning and thought we were getting the morning off! However yesterday they changed their minds and decided they wanted us on the building site so we rescheduled for 1pm… Continue reading A trip to a Quinta

Cement overload

Yesterday was really hard work and we didn’t feel overly productive. Today however was great, we basically spent the whole day mixing cement and filling in the trenches around the metal rods. We also had a new guy on site called Jesus who showed us the cement mixing ropes and helped carry the heavy materials.… Continue reading Cement overload

More digging and a fiesta

We got to work the same time again, we are all aching really badly now and it’s such an effort to get up! Our job today was digging, lots of digging. We finished off yesterday’s trench plus 2 more. I actually really enjoyed digging, there’s something quite therapeutic and satisfying about it. At about 10.30am… Continue reading More digging and a fiesta

I hate bricks

We got up the same time as yesterday and arrived on site again at 7.30am. As we arrived a huge lorry of concrete bricks turned up, some small, some medium and some large. They attempted to reverse the lorry into the driveway so that they could unload directly onto the plot but they couldn’t get… Continue reading I hate bricks