Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Roof Going On...
Your prayers for the roofing material were heard. Last week I got the call that they had arrived and were ready for pick-up. I arranged for my friend to cart them out to our community but the following day... I was informed that not all of them had been picked up. I had to pay (again) for the remaining two roofing sheets to be delivered before I could start thinking about tearing things up.
The thing is... since the roofing material took 4 1/2 weeks longer than expected to arrive, I was no longer able to oversee the project. (I had already committed myself to teach for 6 weeks at a medical university several hours drive away.) So I asked a team member to do it for me.
Thankfully, he agreed.
This week, the old roof was torn off and the new roof is going on! Yeah!!!
Though I’ve missed the process, it is probably for the best. I’m discovering that I’m too nit-picky when it comes to construction in this country.
For example on the first day of construction, when my team member told me that a quarter of the roof had been torn off but they still hadn’t purchased the nails to put the new roofing on, I almost started hyperventilating.
After first reassuring myself that the sky above was a perfect cerulean blue, I told him that it was probably best not to know the details. We’ve had too much rain in the last few weeks for me to comfortably tear off the clinic roof... and leave it off.
Even for a day.
Since then, I’ve heard nothing but good things. Apparently, the old roof has come off completely... and the new roof is more or less on.
A team member is taking pictures. I’ll be sure to add them as soon as I can.
Thank you for your prayers. And thank you to all those who have given to make this new roof possible! You all are awesome!