Spent yesterday morning taking care of paying bills and helping Rose to finish off the spreadsheets detailing the wood colours we want and the tiles that we have chosen for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize that now need to be ordered from The Tile & Stone Center in Belize City.
We hadn’t been finished too long when Daniel Camal, our building contractor, contacted us to let us know that they had made a door to the design we had asked for and it was ready to look at. So, we left the condo, got in the golf cart and went to Daniel’s workshop to find that the door exactly replicated what we want.
Obviously in a ‘virgin’ state, it, along with the others that will now be made, will be stained to our chosen colour.
After ‘signing off’ the door Rose and I headed straight to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize and got there around 2.30 pm to be greeted by Porfelio sifting sand at the entrance to our lot.
Porfelio making sure he got every grain of sand.
A walk around to the back (lagoon side) of the house and we saw that Martin and Nicholas were fixing the forms in place to be able to start applying the last coat of cement for the underside of the First Floor veranda.
And looking through the scaffolding we could see that below them there was Jose (who we now know is Daniel’s brother) working on the sliding door window aperture for the master bedroom of the Ground Floor self-contained apartment.
A walk inside the self-contained apartment and we saw that the hole around the shower valve and pipe work in the en-suite for the master bedroom had been ‘made good’.
Climbing the stairs at the front of the house Edson was applying the final coat of cement to the underside of the Second Floor veranda.
In to the living room area on the First Floor and at the top of the scaffold were Eduardo and Sam applying the finishing coat of cement to the stairwell where it meets the Second Floor.
They had already finished the opposite wall.
After dexterously ascending the scaffold we could see the pair of them at work at close quarters.
A walk outside onto the veranda and we could see that the table that was poured the previous afternoon now just needs the final coat of cement.
It looked so inviting it made us want to sit down and have a couple of beers!
Inside the house we saw that Zapeda had started laying the floor for the shower cubicle in Rose’s en-suite bathroom.
And had removed the forms for the shelf (at the end of Rose’s bath) that he started to construct the previous day.
In to my bathroom where Eric had started on creating the shelves that I want.
Recessed shelf in the shower area.
He had also applied the finishing coat of cement in the walk-in closet.
And had started on the recessed shelves near where the toilet will go.
Somewhere to keep the toilet paper!
Every time we go to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize it keeps getting better.
The headline is based on the title track of the 2008 album by Christina Aguilera. The track was released as a single and reached number seven in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number fourteen in the UK Singles Chart.
For those of you on Ambergris Caye don’t forget that today at 4 pm heralds the opening of Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar & Grill.