Archive for September, 2010

No tractor to Tatipokhari

September 18, 2010

Working in the midst of all sorts of obstacles. We have to wait for the monsoon to end in order to get a tractor to deliver the bricks and the language barrier is getting thinner as I learn more, but it makes each conversation much longer. I have an ‘intern’, who goes by the name of Will, working with me and we are working to minimize costs. I hoped to post some pictures that I’ve taken, but the computer is not recognizing my memory card.
Will and I dug the septic tank. It is about 2 meters cubed. We broke through many layers of rock with a pick axe and we’re ready to start laying bricks… but we have to wait until the rain stops to get a tractor-load of bricks to the project site.
The only cost so far is one shovel, as we’ve been able to borrow the various other tools necessary. I hope to soon post the construction costs and pictures of the work-in-progress.