The week started off on a slow note with Leanne and her family taking a weekend break in Plettenberg Bay and only returning Monday afternoon. As soon as they stepped off the plane, Leanne and her husband headed for the wooden trellis sub-contractor keeping him on his toes after fighting for his commitment to this project, the previous Friday. From Wednesday to Friday this past week, only the pavement walls and part of the walls at the front door were cladded with wooden trellises. This is not even 3% of this sub-contractor’s installation done.
A local resident has already made its initial inspection of the land-shaping taking place.
Some planting will definitely take place this coming week and by the end of the week the pavement and dining room window sections should be basking in the glory of their own unique landscaping.
Tree Aloes (above) / Cabbage Trees (below)
Peglerae Aloes (on right)
Another exciting event is also scheduled to take place tomorrow (Monday). Our new Van Ach custom designed front door is scheduled to be installed, replacing our current front door which makes funny creaking noises due to the numerous huge cracks in it. We have already filled the cracks with wood filler, but the creaking still continues. The door handle has also fallen off quite a few times and is hanging on for life by way of loose screws. The only beings very happy about our current front door is the insect life which cannot believe their luck i.e. the huge gap underneath the door facilitates free access (no knocking required) to any insect or creepy crawly in search of greener pastures. But, as most of our South Africans have come accustomed to, don’t hold your breath that the front door installation will actually take place as scheduled. - Planting deprived signing off