“At Last” in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

In recent weeks I have displayed a sloppiness in some editions when describing the time at which I have done something. A pm used when it should have been am. So from today abelizehomeforus will be using the twenty-four hour clock.

Not much of note as far as yesterday’s day-to-day stuff is concerned to inform (bore) you of (with). I did go to FC Aluminium (managing to get caught in the heavy downpour of rain in the process) to get a new holder for the fold-down windscreen (windshield for non UK readers) of our golf cart fitted. One of the two holders for the upper section of the windscreen (windshield) had either fallen off (unlikely in my opinion) or had been ‘helped’ off.

They didn’t sell them in ‘singles’ so I had to buy a pair and then had it and the remaining one riveted to the roof/body frame. While they were at it I also got them to put a rivet in to the plate that holds the lower section of the windscreen (windshield) to the frame. They are not going to ‘fall off’ now!

When I got home (well to the condo that Rose and I have been renting during our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize) it was time for lunch and then after that I helped (there may be a contrary view to this) Rose prepare our dinner of salmon fish cakes.

With the chores out of the way -and ‘armed’ with our raincoats we set off to visit our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize and got there around 15.30 hours (seems more precise doesn’t it!).

On the way there we had passed Daniel Camal’s (our building contractor) truck with what was obviously a door for one of our sliding windows in the back being held securely by four of the guys and not long after we had parked the ‘cart they arrived.


Our door arrives.


Angel, Alfredo, Alfonso and Appolito holding it safely.

Seeing the door safely stored in the Ground Floor self-contained apartment we entered the house where we saw that at last the three sliding windows (doors) for the living/dining room area had been fitted.


View from the outside.


View from the inside.

Outside Martin was at work ‘making good’ around the frame for the middle of the three sliding windows (doors).


“We’re watching you Martin”.

Inside the house Christopher, undistracted by what was going on around him, was continuing with his task of laying the floor tiles.


Around the front (eastern or road side) of the house steady progress was being made on fitting the tiles for the en-suite for the bedroom (Rose’s handicraft room).


There is a lot of tile cutting required and the three guys fitting the tiles were making frequent use of the power cutter in the front garden.


Cutting the tiles for the en-suite on the First Floor.


And for Rose’s bathroom on the Second Floor.

Although they haven’t started laying the tiles for the shower tray in my bathroom yet I did notice that they have started to cut the tiles to size.


Negro tiles that will be laid either side of the mosaic strip in the centre of my shower tray.

Down below on the Ground Floor the guys had finished laying the final section of the floor outside the self-contained apartment and Store Room/Garage.

Before we left our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize we took a walk around the back of the house to see how the sliding windows (doors) looked.


Five of the six sliding windows (doors) for the back of the house now installed. One to go!

Today’s headline is based on the single released in 1961 by Etta James which reached number forty-seven in the US Billboard Hot 100. A rendition which I think was full of passion. A song which,whenever I hear it, makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.


  1. Don says:

    When and where is the EMT tubing wiring lighting, surround/around in house speaker, out door lighting and speaker system. Did i miss the place for EMT in the showers, decks, outside premises or are you going to go total wireless for these functions?

    PS. certain songs by Etta James makes me get moist in the eye’s.
    Hey if you get in hot water with Rose here is a song that will get you back in good graces….
    Bobby Blue Band.www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q346g7NIvC0&list=PLJRO1K01dCBOtro3d91dXf5OdgTmYd0Fa&feature=mh_lolz

    1. Haven’t decided what sound system we are going to have Don. Have to leave something to do for when we move in!

  2. Shirley says:

    Love the big windows..

    1. Thank you. So do we Shirley.

  3. D D says:

    Your house is beginning to look spectacular!

    1. Thank you. It’s starting to look the way we had hoped it would.

  4. Jane says:

    John, I knew your view would be nice, but its definitely more….spectacular! You and Rose had better polish up your window washing skills!

    1. Totally agree Jane. Every time I get up on the top floor I am thankful for the views we have got.

      As to the windows, they are my job . And I am not bad.

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