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October 13 – Conduit

So, you may find it hard to believe, but I’m a few days behind with this business. But I’ll try to post this and the other two segments that are nearly ready and now already in the past for those of us in this hemisphere in the next day or…...

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October 6 – BRC

Hello friends, . Here’s the latest. . . The electrician is coming today to run the conduit so we can pour the slab tomorrow. . Hope your week starts and finishes well. . Love from Kenya, . David...

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The Big Fill

Hope you’re all fine, . We had laid two layers of hardcore and murram down in the main excavated section of the future kitchen, and needed to get  better compaction than our water-filled drum was giving us, so I rented a compacting machine thinking we would compact this half of…...

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September 30 — The Backlog of Backfill

Hello fellow diggers, . The Recent News section has been idle for a while, but we haven’t. Here’s something to catch you part way up on the construction hootenanny around here. I’ll try to catch you all the way up tomorrow. . . Wait ’til you see the vibrating compactor.…...

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Tuesday morning, 23 September 2008

Good morning, After a long night, the internet connection is still running a fever, so I’m going to make this quick. We finished the foundation walls Saturday and started excavating the dirt from the interior of the walls today. . I thought I’d bring you up to date on the…...

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Concrete Progress – pt 2 – On Firm Footings

Hello, . I said I would put up the photos I took with my phone after the camera took a powder. My friend Joel was able to wrassle ’em out this evening. So here they are. . . We should finish up the foundation walls tomorrow. See you then. I…...

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Some Rocks and a Hard Place

So, we’ve just finished the second day of building the underground stone walls which will form the perimeter of the foundation for the kitchen building. It’s late and I’m tired so I’ll just set the way back machine to yesterday and drag you up to date. . . At midmorning…...

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Concrete Progress

Hello All, . Since my camera, after lots and lots of very solid abuse, broke just into the process, what you won’t see in this entry are pictures of the second half of pouring the concrete footings for the foundation of the kitchen building. When it croaked, I got the…...

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The End of Digging

Well, if you dig long enough, you find the bottom. Of what I’m not so sure, but I believe we’re there. This is really part 2 of the last entry. So I’ll let it go at that. Here goes. . . I’ll be back in a day or two with…...

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Excavation Extravaganza – 9/4 through 9/11

Our trenches don’t quite rival the 27 kilometer CERN tunnel, which cranked up the Big Bang Revisited experiment yesterday, but then we aren’t trying to ferret out the beginning of all things, just make some footings for a modest kitchen on a small plot in southeast Kenya. We’ve been whackin’…...

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