A few days ago I blogged about getting ready to replace our wooden balcony railing with a steel one. You can read about that here.
We got everything ready a week before we returned to Australia with the hope that the builder would be able to complete the job before we left. He came and removed the old wood and measured everything up but then seemed to disappear. Lots of excuses were made before we stopped hassling him as we were too busy getting ready for our immediate departure.
I actually think that is what he was waiting for as he more then likely did not want us watching his every move on a job that he had never done before. Sure enough within a few days we got word that he had started and had the job finished a few days later. As none of my family in the village have a camera (or even a phone camera) I expected that I would have to wait until my next visit to see how it ended up looking so imagine my surprise when just recently I got an email from my niece. She lives in a neighbouring village but is currently studying at University in Ubon Ratchathani. It turned out that she paid my village a visit and happened to have her new digital camera with her so she took some snaps and emailed them to me when she got back to Uni.
Of course it is always hard to tell just from photos but from what I can see I think he has done an excellent job. What do you think?