Monday, July 16, 2012

The roof is up!!!!!!

Yay!!!! Victoria's roof is finally up!  I am really happy that we managed to pull this off. 

Just so you can see what made up the funds but keeping the donors anonymous.  The amount of R1100 above is what I transferred from my account.  This is donations received directly into my account or cash donations.  

I transferred R1000 to Victoria's account so that she could pay the builder and then I had a bank cheque made out for R3900 to Cashbuild to cover the cost of the materials.

I just want to say a HUUUUUGE big thank you to everyone that donated.  Victoria is over the moon.  She says yesterday when it started raining her son wanted to run and fetch buckets to put under the leaky spots but then he remembered there were none any more.  They are really happy.  I am waiting for some pictures.


Thursday, July 5, 2012


It is FREEZING cold in Cape Town right now.  Young mister Mitchell is sick at home and now Branston has a tummy bug too.  They are enjoying sitting and watching TV all day while I sit here and try and get some work done.  Lucky I can log in to work from home (or maybe not so lucky!). 

A looooot of rain is predicted for this weekend which is not good news for Victoria and her family.  We are getting closer now with the roof fund.  I think I will get her to organise the builder for the first sunny day we get next week, though it may mean time off work for her.   If we are still short by then I will make up the difference myself.  We are now at R3800.  I may be able to get the materials for slightly less money and then it is just the labour to cover.  I have had such a great response, I have such awesome friends!!!