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  • Sorry for the delay in posting an update BUT we worked until Friday lunchtime and had the weekend off to re-charge our batteries!

    So today we got EVERYTHING up to roof height, completed the septic tank (apart from the lid) and formed the cubicles for the toilets - all this in 30 degrees!!.

    Tomorrow is a really big day as we start the roofing - firstly we have to get the roof trusses into postion - a 7 metre span and all has to be done manually - Health & Safety Officers please look away now!!

    We will not complete the project before we return to the UK BUT we will have "made a real difference" and as on previous projects the local builders will see the job through to completion.

    We are having problems with the internet but go to pre-schooltrip2013.blogspot.co.uk for more info

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    This is my 11th trip to Africa and today was the first time I have had ANY mechanical aid on a building programme BUT without an hour from a JCB today would have been difficult if not impossible. We started to dig the septic tank for the toilets and without the JCB things would have been a lot slower.

    The pit is dug, the main pre-school building is almost up  to roof height and progress generally is really good.

    For more info & photos go to pre-schooltrip2013.blogspot.co.uk

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    Woke up to bright sunshine (first time this week). On site & working by 8.30am. Another good day's progress and hopefully by the end of tomorrow we will be ready to start the roofing. For latest photos go to pre-schooltrip2013.blogspot.co.uk   

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    The day started off rainy & dreary BUT once we got across the valley the weather was OK and we had some really good periods of sunshine.

    Made a great deal of progress today and things are really beginning to take shape.

    For more info & photos go to pre-schooltrip2013.blogspot.co.uk

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