Our Beachfront Home

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Thursday, December 8, 2011


We were told that we probably wouldn't have been robbed if we left our dog home when we went out.  I dare anyone to make Buddy stay home if we are both out.  We leashed him to a concrete block and he chewed through the material on the leash.  He has chewed through ropes (the record is three minutes I think) and come down the side walk ahead of us.  We turn the corner and there he is waiting for us.  We chained him to a concrete block and he dragged the block half way to the side walk.  He just wants to be with us.

We were told we needed to get a bigger dog to guard our home when we stepped away from it.

Introducing Sam, the newest member of our family.  She is only five weeks old right now, but will grow up to be bigger than Buddy, and hopefully a whole lot meaner to strangers.

Will post updates on her as we can.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Down But Far From Out

Yes, we lost some stuff, but it was only stuff.  The three of us are fine!!!

Although Placencia is not the perfect paradise that we thought it was, you must take the good with the bad.  We have taken the bad and now are looking for the good.

We have had two break-ins within a six week time period.  The first time Bob and Buddy ran down one of the thieves and our stolen stuff was retrieved.  The thief was put in jail and then released (yet again, as he was already out on bail for the same crime) and nothing more is said to us.  The second time we came home to find them running (they had spotters), but all they got was two computers and a really nice camera.  All just stuff.  It is unfortunate that we have joined at least fifteen of our neighbours that have been victimized by petty thievery.

A comment was made on Placencia Crime Watch that we should have left the dog at home.  Anyone that knows Buddy would agree, he is no guard dog, he is a family member who quite possibly could have been hurt had he challenged the thieves.  Anyone that comes prepared to pry open  a window frame and put a child through the burglar bars would be more than prepared for a dog on a porch.  We would rather have our dog safe and sound, thank you very much for your concern.

It is time for us to regroup and get ready for our come back.  We are not gone, just resting.

Sorry no pictures at this time as the camera is gone.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tis The Season

It has been a pretty dry 'rainy season' but for the past week, we have definitely been getting rain.

The property next to us is mostly field and with the rain has become a bit of a wetland.  The past two nights have seen some drastic changes.  The water from the road has been flooding the field so much that it has overloaded onto the beach and part of the beach has collapsed.

They are now digging trenches to relieve the water through the field and the plan is that once the water is drained, they will put rocks across the beach front and backfill with sand.

Right now, da beach ends here!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The windows are looking good!!!

They do look like 'French' windows.

The new hurricane shutters are all in place, I guess we are ready now.

View from below.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Who Says You Can't Have It All?

It appears that we have both lake front and ocean front in one property.  It started raining hard yesterday evening and all through the night.  We woke up to......

Thirty feet of beach front and thirty-five feet of lake.

Looks like the lake is trying to reach the sea.

Our own mosquito harvesting lake, once the rain stops!

Comes up almost underneath the deck.

No break in the weather, still raining.

More clouds rolling in.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Break Out

It's a BREAK OUT day!!!

After almost two weeks, our burglar bars arrived today.  These bars were specially designed to give the look of french windows.  Now we can go out together again!!!

The kitchen side.

The front side.

And the view from the beach.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

On Da Beach

Well, here we are On Da Beach, in our own home.

There are still some finishing touches to be done, but we have the most important amenities in place.

The view from the deck.  More pictures to follow in the coming daze!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Railings and Cabinets

As anyone can see, we have some railings now... more to come!!!

Nice view too.

Some of our mahogany cabinets arrived today....

Kitchen sink counter (sinks have not arrived yet) with raised eating area.

Looking from the corner of the kitchen towards the pantry and beyond.

The eating area.

Friday, August 5, 2011

We Have, We Have, We Have.....

We have cable vision/internet installed.

We have stairs.

We have windows installed.

We have more windows and screens.

And we have doors.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wood Working!!

Things are moving along with the building.  The ceiling is polished, the floors are sanded, the walls are ready for insulation.

Eventually this will be the bedroom.

And what home is complete without a bathroom?

And the kitchen.

View from the deck.

Friday, July 1, 2011

We've Got Wood

The house is coming along, all the wood delivered is becoming a house, our home.

Bob climbed up and got this shot of the floor about half finished.

A nice shot of the interior ceiling.

The deck is coming along.

The exterior ceiling over the deck.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Green Green Roof of Home

The panels of zinc arrive.

A couple of days later, the panels are all installed and we await hopefully for the next stage to start.

Our house viewed from across the field to the north.

Enough trees around to maintain some privacy.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Raising The Roof

Rafters complete.

House and deck with matching ceiling.

Bob climbed up to take this one of the wall/ceiling.

It's beginning to look like a house.

Now that the roof is nearing completion.

Monday, June 6, 2011

So We Can't Just Throw The Roof On???

First we have posts along the two decks.

Then the workers got busy installing the roof supports.

Can you find all six workers in this picture?

Meanwhile, downstairs we have things happening with the dungeon door.

The skies are turning grey.

But it keeps the tourists off da beach!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Da Walls Da Walls

 The first wall being lifted to the site.

 And behind door number one?

 Second wall in place, door number two.

 Third wall being put in place.

 Another view of the front door.

Wall number four being slid into place.

It has been a good morning as the walls were in place by lunchtime.