Recycling is high on our list of priorities for our Gorgeous Green House but to have vandals to start the process for us wasn’t quite what we had in mind!
They broke in:
Ripped out the kitchen taps causing a minor flood:
Moved onto the second bathroom and attempted to remove the taps (and managed to create a second flood on the second floor)
Ripped out the old geyser which was made of copper which we were looking forward to upcycling into a planter
And then continued to rip out bit of iron work and the like.
The joy’s of living in Africa.
Perhaps one should take a philosophical view . It is recycling… pity the budget isn’t unlimited.
Reality is that if they come back and finish cleaning us out of the Oregon floor board, slate tiles etc that’s quite a lot of value that we can be putting back into the house.
Soooo in typical South African style we have hired security!
Now if we could just get our planning bureaucracy to pass our plans we could start the process properly ourselves. What on earth can be the hold up one wonders??
p.s. The assault on the Gorgeous Green House was in fact our second break-in in 48hrs. The vandals at our current home were definitely not recycling. at a stretch one could perhaps label it redistribution. I know many would :-). Thankfully no one has been hurt in either incident.