With the piles placed and the pile cap cages ready to be concreted in, we had the first Buddhist blessing on the site. A monk came from the local temple, and gave the blessing for good luck. The day was pre-determined when PJ had gone to consult at the temple earlier in the year.
During the course of the blessing, money, ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ were placed in the excavations before the concrete was poured.
Other family and the members of the building team attended to make the day a fitting celebration and good luck for the build ahead. Of course food and refreshment was available on the day, too.