I know what you are thinking
“Hmmm, Grant posted without a three-week long hiatus, this must be important”
Before you can build, you must break.
I’m going to send you now to Eva’s post about construction because it’s honestly better than anything I could write. It’s a pretty great summary about what we do every day, and I think it will be cool to see another student’s perspective.
Additionally, whenever we work, the mason’s will demonstrate something, let us do the work, and then come check our progress and make necessary corrections.
Safari doesn’t like this system. Here is how his mind works.
- Safari sees the students working hard in the morning heat and notices the task that they are trying to accomplish.
- Safari approaches the students and immediately grabs the tool/brick/bucket out of their hand(s).
- Safari does the task at hand in its entirety as if the student were incapacitated, inebriated, or an unborn fetus.
- Safari completes the task, shrugs, walks away, and proceeds to smoke a pack of cigarettes.
- Safari smiles to himself at a job well done.
However, besides Safari Mason, the worksite could not be better. I love King Mason and I’m pretty sure he has my English name down. I’ve had interesting conversations everyday with several of the Duke students, our roommates, or Hien (pronounced HIIIIIIEEEEEEEEN), the site manager/my best friend. The tangible progress we have made is really awesome to see and I can’t wait to finish strong and be the first one to “inaugurate” this glorious facility.