The stonemason’s pushing hard against the deadline have now turned themselves into plasterers and also put the roof on (which I missed whilst on a last toy and furnishings shopping spree in Pokhara)
Purna (the school committee chairman) and I start breaking stones into aggregate for the cement floor. A very long job which I managed to bash my hands to bits with the hammers. But it has given me lots of time to chat with Purna, although his English is even more minimal than my Nepali which is non-existent. Still amazing just how much of a conversation is still possible. Purna is the leading man in the community, pushing for all sorts of development. He got the road built as well as toilets (asian style bucket flushes) installed in all homes.
At last painting begins (although we could have done with more than the 4 days drying for the plaster). The paint absorbs a little to easily onto the plaster… could really have done with more drying time and more paint!
On to the windows… we’re going colourful!
And finally laying the underlay and carpet, leaving me just a day behind a locked door to add the finishing touches 😉