Day 26: The mood is still sombre after the weekend’s theft.

In fact, even more sombre – maybe because it was hard to sleep for wondering what kind  of low life would steal from a project specifically designed to be of benefit to the whole community.  The proposed wildflower planters would have given a new lease of life to the sound parts of the old building, bringing together the old and the new (and therefore old and new residents) in a symbolic gesture.

But the crime has been reported and now I’m just going to spend a half hour while the building team is on a break wandering around and learning how our building is being constructed.

Yesterday, Gordon was understandably a bit short with me when I wondered if all of the block work on the western wall could be up by the end of the day.  What I failed to appreciate, he pointed out, is that a building is a process, taking place in phases.  And I’m very glad they didn’t do it my way, or else I can now see that we would have had a very dodgy building indeed, with no way of tying the walls together.  So here is a picture showing what I mean (sorry if you know about buildings!):


The block work is pretty much up to floor level now, which means that the floor can soon be laid and the walls can start to grow.


2 thoughts on “Day 26: The mood is still sombre after the weekend’s theft.

  1. Just so sorry about the theft… It has obviously been really hurtful. How sad that someone/some people saw fit to deny the community in this way… Hope somehow the planters do get built and planted and then that no one sees fit to steal anything else…

  2. Thanks, Helen. Didn’t mean to sound feeble, but perhaps better to be honest than eternally upbeat. But we will not be discouraged. Green thinking is at the very heart of our community project.

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