One of the many projects we wanted to achieve during out two month stay back at the village in Ubon Ratchathani was to build a trellis to encourage a vine that we had planted along the road verge to cover over the main frontage of the house.
Between half a dozen other projects going on I discovered early one morning a pile of steel piping had been delivered over night.
Total cost was 1,800 baht ($60) plus 25 baht (.80 cents) for delivery from Det Udom which is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive away!
Within half an hour this fella turned up and got to work putting it all together.
After cutting it all to size he welded the pieces together and then with the help of my brother in law started to erect the structure.
He then welded those pieces to the front fence.
This bloke was the elucidation of cool – note the one hand on the hip.
If you look closely you will see the power cord for the welder snaking away in the back ground.
The reason for this is because the only power option available to run such a thing was to plug in directly into the mains!
These next two photos were taken about ten days later showing the desired effect as the vine starts to take hold. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when we next get back to our home away from home.