The last three days have been 11-hour work days — and by work, I mean real work. I was missing my landscaping job at Community Care… until this week. Now I’ve about had my fill. I like manual labor, but I like it in 8-hour days with lunch breaks. This week I’ve been doing everything from digging holes and trenches to building mosquito net frames to busting up rocks to setting water towers. But I’ve had a lot of help — and I didn’t do any of the actual welding on the tower myself (though I learned a lot about it).
The water tower is unique in that it is/was the last piece of the puzzle required for us to actually live in the house. There’s a lot still undone, but nothing major (for Tanzania). Provided the plumbing works when we fill this joker with water, we’ll sleep in our own home tomorrow night. Here’s a picture sequence: