Friday, December 25, 2015
Merry Christmas everyone
All the presents have been handed over to those who are getting them this year, not that there are all that many with me being unemployed but I did gift those I most wanted to. Shelley and James will have to wait a short while so I can make them something when the factory opens again, Myle's factory that is.
As you may already know I'm a carpenter so making nice things isn't a problem. Having a factory with things like C.N.C. machines, panel saws, spray booth and so on does lend itself to high end quality products and being allowed to do whatever is needed there is certainly good for me. Being able to find customers who want things made and are willing to pay for what they want is of course a completely different matter. I don't exactly live in a country where business confidence is at a high level. Stupid A.N.C. government. You would have to have noticed the plunge in the value of the Rand over the past 21 years to understand where I'm coming from. R0.5.00 to the Dollar in 1991 now more than R15.00 for the same Dollar. Oh well, this is Africa, what can I say?
A few of my family members got together on Thursday to celebrate my brother Myle's birthday at his home with his kids and grand kids. It was nice but I was eager to get out of there to go build the two chalk boards, I didn't want to be up all night, there was a Christmas party to go to the next day. :)
I must tell you that the daily temperatures here have been well in excess of 32 degrees Celsius. The night time temperatures, while a little lower are still high enough to keep sleep well at bay. It's been a rough summer so far. Very little rain and very high temperatures. The chalk boards I finished last night at 11 and then could not fall asleep for all my efforts, today I've been exhausted.
Well that;s enough for now, I need to get some shut eye. Merry Christmas everyone, sorry for the rant, I'm just tired.
Blessings from Geoff in Johannesburg South Africa.