Even though plastering and ceiling installation has been taking place in all five buildings of the construction program, I have chosen to include only pictures from the Guest House site, for that’s where the greatest amount of progress can be seen. Truly, plastering the outsides of a two-story building requires the greatest amount of skill. I definitely would not have been comfortable working on the scaffolding these men had to use, even in my younger years. More than once I told them they were really brave!
Now that wall plastering is completed both inside and out, men who are called “finish plasterers” are continuing the work of putting square corners and edges around all doors and windows, while carpenters continue to install ceilings. Soon it will be time for painting. Then the buildings will begin to look a bit more finished. We are really excited, however, at the daily progress being made!
A large amount of cement work is still needed around each building to prevent erosion and provide adequate drainage for rain water. Painting, tiling, installation of bathroom fixtures, pulling electrical wiring through conduit, and window glass installation are the main tasks remaining, which should all be accomplished within the next ten weeks. Already the Sierra Leone WOH staff are making plans for the dedication ceremonies, tentatively scheduled for mid-July.