Another trip to the Dental Center yesterday but I won’t bore you with all of the (gory) detail. This time I caught the Belize Express Water Taxi 8.30 am service to Belize City for my 10.30 am appointment. Apart from a different water taxi service everything was the same as the previous day. Deja vu.
After just over three hours in the chair and with a mouth that felt exceedingly sore I got the 3 pm boat back to San Pedro where Rose was waiting for me so that we could take a trip to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
We thought that by the time we got there the guys would be cleaning their tools and getting ready to pack up for the day but pleasingly we were wrong. They were applying the finishing coat to the Second Floor exterior veranda wall and it had to be finished. No coming back the next day to finish it off!
Four of the guys working in a fairly tight space.
A better shot.
Rafael (aka The Frog) busy with the sponge.
And Martin, on the left in the photo, with a more conventional (well at least for me) float.
Inside the house most of the attention had been directed towards making the window apertures the correct size.
Sam working on the south facing window in the store room.
Clerestory windows on the Second Floor, following Zapeda’s work on them, now the correct size.
I have mentioned before how innovative the guys are and the latest display of this is the clamps that they make to hold form boards in place.
Forms clamped in to position around the middle of the three clerestory windows.
A clamp ready for use.
First Floor kitchen window (north facing) finished.
The electrician/plumber had also finished fitting the pipes in the First Floor bedroom (Rose’s handicraft room) that will take rainwater to the water tank.
Talking about the water tank, I happened to notice the overflow pipes. Should have noticed them long ago but …
On the southern side of the water tank.
The guys finished off plastering the veranda wall, cleaned their tools, got changed and headed off home.
The first ‘wave’ (those that got changed the quickest) on their way home for a well deserved rest.
On the way home Rose and I popped in to BC’s for a beer ( I needed to find out how the teeth would handle the cold liquid!) and whilst we were there the moon was rising.
The photograph doesn’t do it justice. It was wonderful.
The headline is based on the 2006 single by Beyoncė ( featuring her husband Jay-Z) which reached number four in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one in the UK Singles Chart.