July 9-15, 2006 // CONSTRUCTION LOG #92
Contact phone numbers
New York: 315-279-6711
Toronto: 416-907-5758 // 416-461-2203
Land: 506-282-4142 Ext. 101
NOTE: the New York and Toronto numbers are "local calls" for people in the area codes; calls from outside the area code will be billed at the normal rate from the caller's area code to either the "315" or the "416" area code.
Pictures: house 101 / 102 and 124 / 125
(Pictures are posted by Tuesday's in "Current Status"
section of the website)
The Story: my recovery, new opportunities, an
accident, and the transformer
Weather: generally nice weather with little rain
Accident: One of our gardeners cut his toes off with
a lawnmower. Fortunately Paul was very near and took
immediate action with tourniquet, ice, toweling,
gauze etc. The ambulance was here in less than 10
min. We understand his is resting comfortably at the
hospital. We will visit him on Monday/Tuesday. We
propose to maintain his income-he's got enough to deal
with now and doesn't need the added worry. As we
understand it, it was like many accidents -human
error. As life would have it, Paul lost all his toes
+ a portion of his right foot in an accident when he
was in his 20's. Paul will counsel him showing him
that life is not over and in fact, about the only
thing he will not be able to do is ballet, We will,
of course, hire him back when he is able to work.
Units 101 / 102: Unit 101 has been the focus of much
of our manpower. The interior is boarded, mostly
sanded and ready for primer. The window contract has
been let. We now have to pick the color scheme and
that has to be done soon as the tile have to go in the
kitchen before the cabinets are installed. I'm being
pushed. It's a nice but an unusual feeling.
Unit 102 has seen the addition of the terrace railings
and the addition of interior and exterior window
Lockers and Houses: Units 124 and 125: We want to
finish these units at the same time such that we can
get the tradesmen out of there and clean once. All
the little things will be finished off this week and
the units cleaned, ready for occupancy next weekend.
Lockers: We're beginning to refocus on finishing off
these-interior and exterior.
Electrical System Upgrade: We now have the
transformer on site!!!!!!! However, there seems to be
some concern regarding the location of the meters. We
are modifying the access to the meters as I write
hoping to satisfy the authorities. It's a bit
discretionary but I think we should be able to meet
their discretionary rules without having to move the
Marketing: Unit 105 closed this week. We now have
only 102 to sell but I'm not pushing it until it is
finished. We still have two re-sales - 104 ($185,000)
and 106B ($140,000).
Internet: No problems this week.
Satellite TV: So far, so good. We are still
awaiting the balance of our access cards.
Next Project: We continue to focus on a 4 hectare /
40,000 M2 or 10 acre site which has a stream running
lengthwise through the center of the property. The
main issue we need information on is the building set
back requirement from the stream. We are told this
answer is likely to take a month.
We continue to entertain other and more immediate
options but nothing is exactly jumping out as us...
My recovery continues at a spectacular rate although I
did suffer this week from phlebitis which is an
inflammation of the blood vessels. It's a bit painful
and can lead to blood clots so has to be dealt with.
Dealing with it is taking anti-inflammatory pills.
I'm not 100% yet but I can see I'm on the road to
being there. My appetite which mysteriously
disappeared about 4 months ago and from which I've
lost 20lbs seems to have returned on it's own accord.
Lita continues her exercise routine-up at 5:30 am; gym
at 6-8; birds and dog from 8-10; house cleaning / TV
/ and whatever the rest of the day. This week and next
she will be packing for our interim move. About half
the time we seem to have dinner company. They get
whatever is going which must be o.k. as they keep
Brian, Lita, Hugo and irreverent Vicka, the pigeon