An element of the contract we have with Daniel Camal, our building contractor, for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize is that he clears the land that we have in Fire Coral Street of the trees, scrub and general rubbish that has grown and been dumped on it.
Some of the trees have grown to over twenty feet and the coverage can only be described as dense – a sharp contrast to how it looked when we started buying the lots back in 2004 ( see the first edition of this blog entitled ‘A bit about us’).
Photo taken from across the canal. Our lots ‘fall’ between the two buildings.
Virtually a jungle!
When we first arrived on the island at the end of May last year we were dismayed to see that the road facing side of our lots was covered in cars and car parts. This has been remedied, however, following a conversation that Rose had ( so much better coming from a woman) with the motor mechanic who operates his business on the opposite side of the street. The lots though still look a mess.
View from the roadside. Our lots are between the fence and fifty feet in front of the terracotta coloured building in the distance.
When the lots are clear we will ask Daniel to erect an inexpensive fence along the roadside and I will visit occasionally to keep the foliage under control.
When we purchased the lots it had been our intention to one day build our home there but now we shall wait until the economy improves and sell the land. Either as individual 50 feet by 100 feet parcels or, hopefully, as a single piece.
With no work on our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize today Rose and I spent a couple of hours on the Internet trying to find showers trims ( including valves) that we like for the bathrooms on the Ground and First Floors. The reason for this being that the valves need to be installed into the walls, with the trims being fitted later.
We looked first at what Benny’s ( the home centre on the Northern Highway) has to offer. Not seeing a great deal of choice we turned our attention to stores based in the States. After looking for what seemed an age we made a choice. We will let Daniel know what we have chosen and he will place an order and arrange shipping.
The shower trim ( valve included!) that we have chosen.
Tomorrow sees the beginning of week ten of our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize and by the end of the week – if it is to remain on schedule- the Ground Floor walls, columns and beams and the stairway from ground level to ground slab need to be completed. Let’s hope there is no rain!
The headline ( I know the grammar is atrocious) is based on the 1965 single by the Small Faces which reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart.