To the next 10,000

Whew that milestone is over! 9,999 to 10,000, 10,001, and onwards towards 10,050 and the next 10,000 will come. That’s life hey, one click, one minute, one idea, and one step at a time!! Before you know it the day is over, the week is done, the month is finished and the next one is beginning!! So, here’s to the next day, the next click, and the next dream idea!

I dug into my files for these two lunchtime photos. These guys worked on the construction site next to my place, and they built a 5 storey apartment block – one brick at a time!  

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Men @ Work! Housing construction, Liberia

In my area there is a house under construction. I hate it when the guys turn up for work and shout excitedly about the latest news noisily at 7.00 am (esp on a Sat sleep-in morning), but I appreciate the opportunity to observe Liberian construction methods. Cement is mixed with shovels, bags of cement carried on heads, metal bars cut with a hand-held cutting saw, and….  It is very labour-intensive and the men work mostly without protective gear! These are a few photos of the progress, starting from foundation and building up from there!!

The starting point: a hole in the ground. As this is overseen by a Lebanese bossman, the “big yellow machine” was available for the digging tasks.

Yes, it really is called a “big yellow machine” out here! 🙂 Personally I’ve seen bigger ‘big yellow machines’, but this smallish yellow machine did help a lot.

So now some photos of the men at work…

That’s a pretty neat triangular ladder hey!! You can see behind the ladder how they’ve built the walls up. These photos were taken from June to August. I’ll post some more soon. 🙂