Day 21: Now that the rain has started, let’s start building!

On a day like this, working in steady rain as materials arrive and concrete is being poured, I suspect that Gordon and Graham won’t agree with me that there is nothing quite so exciting as seeing a building going up.  But the concrete was there at about 6.30 this morning and the G-men . . . well, I don’t know what time they were there, but by 8am work was in full swing.

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The days of major concrete mixing on site are well gone, which must help to keep the work area manageable.  Pre-mixed concrete arrives churning away on a lorry ready to be poured like molten lava into the trenches.

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Once poured, it is coaxed into the right place by the G-men Graham (above) and Gordon (lower pic). It will take just a couple of days to harden and then . . .

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. . . we might begin to see some of these blocks going up.

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I’m still hoping to be called in to help, but am being kept very firmly in my place (off the site) by Gordon.  Rats.

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