Friday, September 19, 2008

.... and all came tumbling down...

DAY 7 & 8
More trenches are dug. Five to be exact. I didn't know it is going to be so much work and so hard! With all the beams that will be built, I was thinking of having an extra room added. Hmmm...think I gave hubby a big, big shock. LOL...
This man here, he is the 'head' (kapala as said in Hokkien) of the whole group. I have a Bangladeshi, a Vietnamese, an Indonesian and 2 Malaysians working on this first part of the renovation. Muhibbah it is! What makes the mess, the dirt and all the discomfort bearable...this nice bunch of workers. :o)
to be continued...


DAY 6,
With the new plans, beams and walls, all had to be brought down. The debris from the walls as seen here.








After the debris was transported away. Wahla...this is it. What it looked like before. A bare place before the first kitchen was built. The kitchen was actually an extension of the house.
One of the workers digging out the earth after a big hole is drilled. These are for the pile caps. It isn't easy work after the demolition of the walls. I 'supervise' ever so often. LOL... am quite tanned now with the sun scorching hot. Can't complain cause we actually prayed hard for 'no rain'. Lines are cut before they drill through the concrete floors. They were complaining how solid the ground is. I joked that when we built it, we try to make sure that it is the strongest ever built. Then when such time arrives, how we curse and curse that it is sooo solid. Am I not correct?

2 comments:

Shropshire lad and Suffolk lass said...

Wow, this is turning into major rebuld. Cliche time - "It will be great when it's finished"! Hope you are all coping and not feeling too fraught. I suppose you don't want rain as it would stop work, but a shower would settle the dust. The dogs must be very surprised at all the changes. Hope they are ok too.

Bubbles...ooo said...

Oh yesss...great when its finished! LOL. Me,coping? Ah well trying to, just trying to. Messy and real dusty. The dogs? Kaze is having a fine time. Mischievous as she is, would you believe if I tell u this...she just went and put her paw prints on the wet cement. She dug one hole too.
Now it is waiting to hear what the man incharged will say
on Monday...LOL BTW, we had a heavy downpour early this morning. Oh how we prayed cause the men are supposed to fill the trenches with cement. Phew...it stopped just in time! Niee of you to keep in touch. TQ :o)