The new and we trust improved Healing Home is happening. We signed up a 5-year lease at the beginning of this week and plan to move in on Monday July 18. Between now and then there is a lot of dust flying.
Our land lady, Dore is quite delightful and very happy to make our requested alterations. The job goes to a contracter whom she knows, and he in turn brings in an extended family of workers. They come with cooking gear, hammocks, kids and suitcases - and are ripping into the work nicely.
Two shuttered windows have come out from the front, to be replaced with glass windows. The difference in the light into these two bedrooms is amazing (top) - whilst (above) we now have a stairwell suitable for grown-ups. A door has been removed and replaced too - see the Susie pic below.
Sue upstairs - my favourite part of the house as it is so light, roomy and leads out onto a real nice L-shaped verandah. This pic was taken the day before the guy started giving us a real stairway.
That would be me, outside holding some paint charts. I made the kind offer to paint if the owner made the alterations. I've just measured up and reckon there is 80 litres of paint needed - inside. Hmmm, a little more work here than I first imagined ...
Sopheap and Sypho checking out the progress today. We have finally nailed down all the staff changes and hours - quite a few changes with two of our staff moving into full-time, two new positions and some other tweeking. Keeping all the people happy all the time is not so hard ...
A new bathroom under construction, that is built between and accessible to, two bedrooms. The far room will have two beds and a wide door to the bathroom for wheelchair access. All up we'll have 12 beds set up in the new home, plus plenty of overflow room upstairs if needed.