04 November 2006

 

My new temporary home

Yes it is a camp, a mining camp.


The mess, which normaly is very bad is suprisingly good.


The planners were cought out (as per usual) and had to resort to tents for about 1000 workers.



Everything brand new in a space hacked out of the bush.



Each of these units have four rooms.

Second row, second house, far side first room is mine.

When the Cat's mother arives we will be moving into a rented house about 100 km away and I will commute.


COMMENTS

Enjoy your new digs - I'll bet you can't wait for Cat's mother to arrive!
# posted by Lisa W. : 04 November, 2006

Nowhere near as nice as the last place.
# posted by BobG : 05 November, 2006

Why did you move? New job or old job just in a new place?
# posted by LeeAnn : 05 November, 2006



Thanks Lisa and I can’t wait.

Bob the place is nicer than these shots and I will post more today.

Leeann I am a contract worker and move every two to three years. I do not work for a specific company but goes to where these mega projects are where my skills and requirements can be accommodated.
# posted by KeesKennis : 05 November, 2006

Where is this (I know Zambia)? I'm asking because I was born in Fort jameson (now Chipata), and lived in Lusaka, Broken Hill (dunno what it's called now) and Solwezi, but I have been in Chingola, Ndola and Kitwe as well as Umwinilunga (sp?).
# posted by Oubaas : 05 November, 2006

Hi Oubaas,
It is 100 km from Solwezi.
The mine is called Lumwana Copper Mine.
It has a predicted life of 43 years and will be the biggest copper mine in the world.
# posted by KeesKennis : 05 November, 2006

Rather bleak in comparison to the garden at the last house. Hope your new digs are more like the old one.
# posted by Libby Spencer : 05 November, 2006

Keesie is going to a place that is like a paradise on earth - genuinely. I spent many years living about 100km from where he is - the weather doesn't really change - the people talk about the "dry season" and "wet season" rather than summer and winter - there's about a 10 deg difference in temp between them.

Those trees all (well many of them) change colour in the autumn, and do a Vermont by going orange. It is truly beautiful. Those anthills he shows in a later post don't really have huge numbers of voracious ants at all.

Watch out for snakes and the occassional leopard coming in to take a dog or cat at night, though.
# posted by Oubaas : 06 November, 2006



Thank you all.

I will show further pic's as I get along
Comments:
Enjoy your new digs - I'll bet you can't wait for Cat's mother to arrive!
 
Nowhere near as nice as the last place.
 
Why did you move? New job or old job just in a new place?
 
Thanks Lisa and I can’t wait.
Bob the place is nicer than these shots and I will post more today.
Leeann I am a contract worker and move every two to three years. I do not work for a specific company but goes to where these mega projects are where my skills and requirements can be accommodated.
 
Where is this (I know Zambia)? I'm asking because I was born in Fort jameson (now Chipata), and lived in Lusaka, Broken Hill (dunno what it's called now) and Solwezi, but I have been in Chingola, Ndola and Kitwe as well as Umwinilunga (sp?).
 
Hi Oubaas,
It is 100 km from Solwezi.
The mine is called Lumwana Copper Mine.
It has a predicted life of 43 years and will be the biggest copper mine in the world.
 
Rather bleak in comparison to the garden at the last house. Hope your new digs are more like the old one.
 
Keesie is going to a place that is like a paradise on earth - genuinely. I spent many years living about 100km from where he is - the weather doesn't really change - the people talk about the "dry season" and "wet season" rather than summer and winter - there's about a 10 deg difference in temp between them.

Those trees all (well many of them) change colour in the autumn, and do a Vermont by going orange. It is truly beautiful. Those anyhills he shows in a later post don't really have huge numbers of voracious ants at all.

Watch out for snakes and the occassional leopard coming in to take a dog or cat at night, though.
 
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