Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Kitchen and Dining Area

Here are the boys spreading out the fill. There are 120 truckloads of "remblais" required to fill the foundation.

Long shot of the area that is filled.

Jean-Claude taking a break to have his photo taken.

One of the three trucks hired to provide us with fill for the foundation. Notice the guy under the truck who has to carefully and manually get the truck to dump the material.  This is a huge area to fill and it's a good day when all three trucks are working.  Getting stuck in the mud or breaking down happens often.  The trucks get the fill from the riverbed which is hand-shoveled.  They then make their way here to us fully-loaded, creaking at the strain and billowing back diesel fumes.  If the weather permits and the trucks hold up, we should be seeing the block walls going up next week.  Can't wait!


  1. So much work going on. It is great to see. God bless everyone.
    Rita Hunter

  2. Can't wait to see everything first hand!