Friday, 25 January 2013


In 24 hours is the Gusaba of Serge's sister Linda at our new house - the one we are still in the process of building.
A gusaba is the dowry giving. It is when the groom's family comes to officially ask for the bride's hand in marriage. Traditionally they would have gifted as many cows as the asking price. Today, most of the time, only some money is paid.
Well it's about noon ... we've been working hard.
Here's a little of our craziness!

Scaffolding everywhere and I'm panicked BUT I might win
my bet with Serge .. it's off before nightfall... or he owes me 
something nice!
The decoration people are finally arriving. They had said they
were coming last night... it's noon the next day. Oh well..
12:17 pm
View of the front yard
Front porch steps still being tiled ... God help me!!
The doors are FINALLY on site ...and we're giving the
living room / dining / kitchen a second coat of paint
2:18 pm
Toilet going in
This is the room which is yet to be transformed. It's the one
which Linda and her party will get ready in.
The guys plastering the outside of the house still have it!
3:35 pm
Tents are up but the black clouds are rolling in fast!
4:43 pm
My bet is looking good... still scaffolding on the house - but
I`m thinking this is a bet I actually want to lose!
5:43 pm
The water tank finally shows up!
We might just have water for tomorrow - we better!!!!
You can imagine my stress level was pretty high at the thought
of no water and about 200 people!
5:56 pm
Decoration heap... hope it looks like something tomorrow!
6:50 pm
Working by flashlight
Electrician - getting us some light
Painter - trying to get Linda`s ``dressing`room sorted
7:30 pm

9:04 pm
Me taking a little break... waiting on the door guys to finish so
we can paint some more
10:45 pm
Home .. dinner, shower then bed!
We`ll back at it early in the morning!
BTW... I lost the bet on the scaffolding ...


1 comment:

Ken said...

Praying for you guys! Have a great day! Which is probably starting pretty soon actually... =)