Spent the early part of the morning assembling the stuff -clothes,toiletries, chargers,notepad, etc for the trip to Dallas that we are making. Not taking a lot with me so didn’t take too long to pull it together.
With the packing virtually finished – just a few items to put in to the case before we leave – we (if I haven’t mentioned it before, Rose is an Arsenal fan too) settled down to watch the Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) game versus Arsenal. Regret to say that Arsenal weren’t really in it and lost two goals to one. It’s going to a mammoth challenge for us now to achieve forth place and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
In a somewhat dejected mood we needed a pick-me-up so decided to go have a look at the finished concrete pour for the Second Floor of our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize and got there around 3 pm.
With nobody else on the site it was very quick and easy to access the scaffolding and climb up to the top floor where the concrete was curing nicely.
View from the south-eastern corner.
View from the southern corner.
Looking south-east from the north-west corner.
Looking south-east from the north-east corner.
The rebar rods that you can see define where the master bedroom and walk-in closets leading to the ‘his’ and ‘hers’ bathrooms will be constructed.
As I mentioned in a previous edition, our friends Jane and Brian are staying in the condo we are renting whilst we are away and during the last couple of days we have given them a whistle stop tour of the shops to get the things they may need during their stay. This hopefully will make things a little easier for them.
Oh, I meant to mention in yesterday’s edition that when we got to our build yesterday afternoon there were a couple of tourists on our land happily snapping away with a camera. I went up to the one closest to us – the other one (with the camera) had really advanced on to the land to within fifteen yards of the house- and asked him what he thought he was doing. “We are in construction” he replied ” and am interested in the building techniques here”. I asked him did he not think it impolite to just wander on to someone’s land and he informed me that they had asked one of the guys whether it would be OK and had been told that it was.
Well as far as we are concerned although the build isn’t finished yet it is our house. And you don’t just go look at someone’s house without asking permission from the owners. Anything less than this is just taking liberties.
We have not laid down any rules for the guys on the site. In fact Daniel Camal, our building contractor, has told us that we are a lot more relaxed than many of the people he has constructed for. But given the experience of yesterday we have introduced the only rule to apply which is that there are to be no visitors to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize unless they are accompanied by either Rose and I, or both of us.
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