Back to normal this morning and on the veranda with my coffee just before 5 am reading The Times to be disappointed, but not overly surprised, to read that Arsenal hadn’t splurged massively in the transfer market on the final day of the transfer window. Only the purchase of a full back from Spain. It should mean though that we never have to play Andre ‘who ate all the pies’ Santos again. So it could have been worse.
Time to get a monthly Bridge Pass from the Transport Department in town this morning and it seemed criminal not to stop off first for breakfast at Estel’s. Wouldn’t want be a criminal would I? Might prevent a successful application for the QRP(Qualified Retirement Program)!
When I got back home Rose and I knuckled down to study the plans to determine what lighting, ceiling fans and light switch placement we want for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize. We worked through the plans on a floor by floor, room to room basis making notes as we went along. Using this approach we feel quietly confident that we have identified the type and placement for all of the lights for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
We do have one or two questions that we need to put to Daniel Camal, our building contractor, but the answers are not likely to materially affect the decisions we took today. We will find out on Monday when we meet with Daniel .
Having looked at the lighting diagrams long enough Rose and I decided that it was time, even though the rain had intermittently been falling, to take a trip to see what progress was being made on our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
When we got there we received the disappointing news from Anhill that the concrete pour for the First Floor will not take place on Saturday. Hopefully it will on Monday but much depends on the weather. Our disappointment was very quickly replaced with pleasure when Zapeda asked us if we wanted to go up to the First Floor level. Of course we agreed and we did so by using the form boards for the stairway.
Stairway, over the pump room, to the First Floor.
When we got to the top we saw that the forms for the floor were in place.
Rose talking to Anhill about the next steps.
Boards in place looking south-west.
A close up of the form boards. Note the concrete block walls and concrete beams either side of the board.
Being up there we were virtually blown away by the views.
To the north.
To the south.
To the west.
To the east.
We cannot wait to see just how good the views will be when the Second Floor is constructed. Some weeks away yet though – got to get the First Floor poured first. Oh, and the walls built.
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