Saturday, September 01, 2007

Across the Street This Morning

How houses get built here never ceases to amaze me. Alfredo, our neighbor across the street, is adding on to his house. Today they are pouring the roof. Now this is a first class set-up. They have a automated cement mixer. Most of the time on smaller jobs the cement is mixed by hand. But the way to get it to the roof is still the same. Shovel it in buckets, hoist it up on shoulders and carry it up a ladder to the roof. Pour the bucket and go get another bucket, hoist it up on.......over and over until the whole roof is poured. Then the traditionally way to finish up the day is with a big comida furnished by the home owner.

Can you imagine doing this for six hours? even four hours? At least it is cool today.

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