Rose and I are having a great time in Dallas. With the Tom Tom and the hire car we have been able to find our way around reasonably successfully. Think I have only overshot a turnoff twice since we have been here. In England it wasn’t uncommon for me to that on a single journey to somewhere new to me. Mind you, I didn’t use a GPS then.
Everything here is on a grand scale. Huge roads. Massive shopping malls. Large shops. No ‘big hair’ though. Really disappointed. When I watched JR and Sue Ellen back in the late 70s all of the women had ‘big hair’. Suppose things have changed in the last thirty-five years!
We have had plenty to occupy our time. The roads are great and, unless we have travelled during rush hour, we haven’t been subjected to traffic jams. The journeys though – from one shopping center to the next- still eats up the time because they always seem to be around twenty miles apart. Perhaps it is bad planning on my part. Or maybe it’s just the way Dallas is because of its sheer size.
Although we are having a great time and seeing the things (taps,(faucets for non UK readers), shower heads, fans, etc) we came here to look at, already (we have only been here four days) I find myself thinking I am missing you Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Enough of my ramblings and on to the real reason that the vast majority of you use your time to visit this blog – our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
A further supply of photos from Daniel Camal, our building contractor, showed us (and now you also) that work on our house continues at a good pace.
Wall starts to go up around the stairwell.
Plastering of the walls begins on the Ground Floor in the store room.
The hoist on the outside of the front of the house has been brought back in to use to bring concrete blocks and cement up to the Second Floor.
Hoist delivery station in the north-east corner of the house.
Bedroom wall starts to go up.
And the walls for the two bathrooms too.
It actually looks like things are progressing quicker whilst we are away than when we visit the build every day. Perhaps we are a distraction!
The headline is based on the 1984 song co-written and sang by John Waite which reached number nine in the UK Singles Chart and number one in the US Billboard Hot 100.