How many adults does it take to erect a portable awning?
I’m certainly not the first to say that nothing in Brazil is easy. Everything is more difficult than you think it should be. How about arranging for a little extra shade and shelter from the rain, for example?
When we moved here Luiz and I brought with us an “EZ Up” style awning (pictured above) that goes from in-the-bag closed to fully up and shading in about one minute. Four people, grab a corner, pull out, click it in place. Done.
Ah, but this is Brazil. As a group we bought a portable awning for the house in Boa Esperança. Perfect idea for growing the space a bit. If only we could figure out how to put it together!
Five adults, two kids and a photographer.
The instructions got passed around until finally snatched up by the frustrated physicist among us. Leadership!
Just a few more finishing touches.
Nearly 30 minutes later…
I knew we could do it.