Then . . .
And another afternoon mixing and pouring the concrete base.
Dad made a jig for the arches, so we can make them all uniform, and not guess around. We set all the bricks in place, made sure the keystone was level, and put stones in the cracks in case the mortar wasn't strong enough. Then we slopped the mortar on. When we were done, the arch was beautiful. I felt so proud, and felt really accomplished.
We had our friend Albert come over to show us the correct mud for insulation. We mixed dirt and water, scooped it up and threw it at the oven. By the end it was covered, four inches deep. I had so much fun and was absolutely filthy... And by that night we were cooking.
I feel really proud and I loved spending my time in Uganda with my dad.