Here’s mud in your ay-yai-yai

The crew has been busy digging, hauling rocks and building the boundary walls. The weather has been quite nice, that is until yesterday, when the sky opened up and buckets of rain fell.

Of course the concrete will harden regardless of the rain. It’s more that the workers will have to work in fields of mud:

I hope that when you view a photo like the one above you will come to appreciate all of the crazy amount of physical labor that’s involved in building a vacation retreat, or any structure.

And that the beginning of the project is unforgiving when it comes to the creation of mud. Even the thickest of grasses would give way to the constant foot traffic, wheel barrels of heavy rock, etc.

I’ve never been to a work site that didn’t have tons of mud at the earliest stages. Of course I haven’t built in the desert, and so I’m sure there are exceptions.

As you visit a hotel or a retreat and you are flush with clean towels and a sparklingly clean room, surrounded by a manicured landscape and a crystal-clear swimming pool, keep in mind:

the laborers had to slog through the mud for days on end… just for you.


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neillk

An expat from the USA living in Bali

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