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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Concrete 2

Just an update on the concrete work that is happening on da beach.

The forms are being readied for the column pour.

Wide angle view.

It is heavy work lifting the buckets of concrete up to the top of the forms.

Please take my picture!!

The whole crew in one shot!

The columns minus the forms, now stand alone.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sharyn's Day Off

On Thursday, I went to Dangriga for a beauty day. Bob and Buddy walked me to the bus and saw me off. I told Bob that it was his responsibility to take pictures of the building that was happening that day.

First off Buddy and Bob head down to the beach. Have they been drinking already?

Nice shot of the site but I am now positive someone started without me.

Here we see the beams are finished and setting.

Looks like these two had a great day!!

Concrete 1

We are ready for the concrete beams to be poured.

Right down the middle of the house and deck.

Looking towards the beach.

Concrete truck shows up and there is a traffic jam on the boards.

Good to the last drop.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Three consecutive days from almost the same angle.




Almost ready to pour the beams for the foundation!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Trespassers Welcome - Dog Food Is Expensive

There has been a rash of crime around here lately. Petty thievery, shoes stolen off the deck (yes we are watching feet so be careful), but now it is getting a little more serious.

Our door has been jimmied and now an attempted break-in by coming through the windows. Screens are ripped off and tossed and they probably thought they could break the window, unlock it and climb in. But I woke up and did a walk about which probably scared them off.

Be warned, we have a dog now and he doesn't like other people much.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ground Zero

We were told that the building would start, but thought... maybe tomorrow, so we went for lunch and stopped for a side trip on the way home at a friend's place.

When we got home, we had a surprise waiting for us on da beach....

Here is the proof.

Concrete truck and workers.

All the forms are set by hand and the concrete is done by wheelbarrow.

If you want to be above Davy Jone's Locker, then leveling is important.

Friday, April 8, 2011

It's Our Turn

It isn't earth shaking, but..... we have finally started to build. The corners have been staked and the lines are drawn where our house will be some day.

It doesn't look like a lot right now, but it is a start.

More to come.


Well, we got ourselves a dog, or rather, a dog got us. We were coming home from the village one evening and this really nice looking dog followed us down the sidewalk. When we got home, he continued to follow, up the stairs and onto the deck. He lay down like he belonged. We left the gate open in case he wanted to leave in the night, but the next morning he was still here....

After a couple of days Bob went and bought a collar and leash for Buddy. We were walking him down the beach, off the leash but with the collar on when he took off. He came to Bob when called but as he was putting the leash on, Buddy twisted and was off, sans leash and collar. He didn't come home that night, so we assumed he had decided to go to his real home.

The next morning, Buddy was back, he had obviously been in a fight and he just wanted to come 'home'. He has been with us ever since.

Our builders recognized him as belonging to the welder in Seine Bight, so I tracked down his number and gave him a call. Seems that Buddy (or Chop Chop as known in Seine Bight) just has a thing for Placencia Village. He would scale the fence built to keep him in and they would find him half way to Placencia. Every time they came to the village, the dog would jump out of the vehicle and run away, so we were told that we could keep him. Seems he just wants to live in Placencia.

As you can see, he has made himself at home.