off the wall

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Last few photos of our day as bricklayers.
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Anja did a short (and well deserved) break on “the balcony”! She relaxed a little in our old wheelbarrow!
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I love this picture so much! Anja is such a powerful gal! She’s a true live wire … compared to the old lady on the right! (This photo was taken at 6 pm.. and I was really really exhausted by then! but we decided to finish the walls …and thats what we did…)
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Luckily Ray showed up with some cold drinks and a smile for everybody… seeing some new faces on the site keeps you from going nuts! Thanks Ray!
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It got darker and darker and we had to switch on the “lights” (site spotlights) … It looked truely beautiful from outside… what a change to see a house illuminated by night! looking forward to that…
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Jantschy and Anja testing the wall to see if they’re strong enough to lean on…
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Ray teased Anja a little … while she made a power-rest in our attic.
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my mum and dad showed up to see if we’d accidently immured ourselfs because we didn’t showed up at home and it was almost 11pm.
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Last block cut to the right size.
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and put into its final position.
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off the wall

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Last weekend we tried ourselfs on brick laying. As we are all newbies to this field (I think I watched a million video tutorials the week before) we decided to go with ACC blocks (Ytong) instead of normal red-bricks; as Ytong is easier to work with (you can cut it by hand using a special saw, and we “glued” it together with tile adhesive). But as I mentioned before I TOTALLY underestimated the time it takes to built the walls! (I thought its more like playing with Lego… yes, I know sometimes I tend think a little too positive naive!)
We started with the expertise of captain Codo who gave us a litte crash-course in “how to built a ACC wall”.
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It was a little tricky, because we built two walls and wanted to mesh these two together. I think the hardest part was to measure everything carefully and make some final decisions about where to go with doors and walls and stuff like this.
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Anja was superfast – one can tell that her grandpa was a bricklayer she really got it in her DNA. 
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The professor helped us and one more time he was such a trooper! After midday he was in charge and our teamleader and I think he liked it because he did a awesome job! Thanks Jantschy!
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Martin measuring and cutting the blocks…
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…and always bringing in some new blocks.
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some more photos still to come…