“Takin’ Care of Business” in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Could be the different bed. Or the strange surroundings. Might be that the concentration I am giving to driving a car on alien roads (well alien to me anyway) is just that little bit more tiring than dawdling around in a golf cart on Ambergris Caye! Whatever it is I am waking later in the morning. Not up this morning until 6.50 am.

A hearty breakfast at the hotel and Rose and I were ready to hit the shops again. With a fairly local Lowe’s store being first on our list. And this one was only eleven miles from our hotel. Virtually next door by Dallas standards!

Some little while ago Emily (http://bebelize.weebly.com/) commented on this blog that too much choice might make things more difficult for us. I am now starting to think that she might well be right. When there is so much on offer it is sometimes nigh on impossible to choose just one! But choose we must and today Rose and I believe that we are now very close to making our choices.

With our window shopping done we went back to the hotel to download the photographs. Quickly freshened up and went out for dinner. Our choice once again was – yes, you guessed it – steak.

While we are over here enjoying ourselves it is reassuring to know that Daniel Camal. our building contractor, is takin’care of business for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize. We know this from the photos he has sent us of what work has been carried out.

The walls are really starting to take shape.


Walls for the Master Bedroom and the bathrooms.

Plastering of the walls on the Ground Floor has continued.


The store room.

The pipe work is being fitted.


And the walls around the stairwell have grown.


The walls of the living/kitchen room of the Ground Floor apartment have had the first plaster coat applied.


And for the bedroom with the veranda too.


They even found time to start the form work for the concrete corner seat and table that we are going to have in the north-west corner of the Second Floor.


Should be the perfect spot to watch the sunset.

I have mentioned how everything is so much bigger here in Dallas. Well how about this for the ‘Dallas’ version of a Mini Clubman.


I know it’s not really a Mini Clubman but it sure looks like one.

And how about the size of the Lowe’s store?


Makes a B & Q in the UK look diminutive by comparison.

We are missing watching what is going on at our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize but Daniel is keeping us up-to-date with developments.

The headline is based on the song written by Randy Bachman and recorded by Bachman – Turner Overdrive. The song , when released as a single in 1974, reached number twelve in the US Billboard Hot 100. During the last few years of his life Elvis Presley adopted the words as a motto and to this day the phrase is used for Elvis merchandise.


  1. Laurie The Cruisin Camper says:

    As I am sure you have already figued out, EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas! Good progress on your home I see. Have been absent for a bit… working on a quilt ..you recall what those are correct? Those of us in the cold climes need them. But catching up on the blog today. Cheers!

    The Cruisin Camper

    1. Absolutely Laurie. Fortunately the steaks were too! Recall very well what a quilt is. When the temperature has dropped here Rose has wanted one. Good to have you back reading the blog. Regards John

  2. Mike says:

    Daniel seems to run an excellant jobsite. I am impressed with his manpower and how clean the interior of the project is. You seem to have hired the “A team”!

    1. So far Mike we couldn’t be more pleased. Daniel and his team are extremely responsive to anything we ask. Regards John

  3. Emily says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, and hope the myriad of choices isn’t proving too difficult for you. I know I get a little overwhelmed when I have too many choices, but there are times when the few choices available in Belize just aren’t quite enough, so I know you’ll end up with beautiful finishes in your home. Have fun with it!

    1. You are welcome Emily.

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