There’s an artistic side to an unfinished building.
As much as I want to finish this project and share this amazing location with a guest such as yourself, there is something to be said for taking a moment to appreciate the awesome achievements taking place each and every day.
One day a staircase starts, another a brick wall. Another day a custom-made door or window is installed. A seemingly mundane column or beam is wrestled into place in the tropical heat.
Sometimes it’s a passing moment: clothes from construction workers drying on a line in the empty, future pool. Red dust spread across the floor from brick that had to be reduced in size, in order to squeeze between the top layer of bricks and the support beam.
Photos tell one type of story but by the time the photo is taken there could have been a whole series of decisions leading up to it that were not photographed.
For example this photo:
shows electric wiring, but in the wrong location. Part of the problem resulted from language barriers. Other parts from relying on a computer drawing that was misinterpreted.
This is just one of numerous behind-the-scenes activities that take place each day.
With four teams working simultaneously there’s new things happening each day and along with the excitement is a certain amount of anxiety that the tasks are being executed properly.
And then there’s the fact that I want changes to the original plans at times, and those changes have to be drawn and handed over to a team. It can be a bit like the telephone game that perhaps you played as a kid, where you whisper something into the ear of the kid next to you and then 12 kids later the story is completely different.