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Phase 3: The construction of the remaining 11 residences.
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Progress Report

August 13-19, 2006 // CONSTRUCTION LOG #97

Contact phone numbers

Internet Phone:
New York: 315-279-6711
Toronto: 416-907-5758 // 416-461-2203

Costa Rica:
Cell: 506-305-3965
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

The Story: The BIG move.

CONSTRUCTION

Weather: sunny with virtually no rain.

Units 101: This unit is now done including, draperies and decorations; we're living in it as of Thursday night. It's comfortable and I think it will work well for us.

Unit 102: Focus has now turned to this final unit. It should be finished in about three weeks.

Lockers: mostly done and the exterior landscaping is in progress.

Electrical System Upgrade: More signatures, more waiting, more waiting, nothing yet works.

Marketing: one long term lease

Internet: working fine

Next Project

Pictures, text, and aerial photographs are posted on my website.

We have purchased 2 - 40 ft. shipping containers which will be located on-site this coming week. These will be used for storage and a construction office. We will begin transferring surplus construction materials from Los Jardines to Rio Oro. The containers will be located such that we can span the distance to create covered storage / work area. We will begin clearing the small underbrush as the work force becomes freed up from Los Jardines.

OUR LIVES

We began moving in on Wednesday. The remaining work was finished on Thursday and the curtains hung -My sister arrived later that evening. It was definitely a push but it was done. I'm amazed at how much we got accomplished in such a short time. Virtually everything was done-not all completely (the dishwasher is yet to be purchased and the hose for the clothes washer was not long enough) -decorated, semi organized, furnished, etc. From the time the slab was poured to our move in, was 10 weeks-2 1/2 months. We have some furniture being made which will take another couple weeks but we have substitute stuff that works for now. After removing two large palm trees and relocating them to the new property, we ended up with quite a decent view.. We unboxed some things we bought in Nicaragua. The double sided water fountain will be installed in a week or so. We have so many windows we have very little wall space for pictures and decorations

The crew is taking a well deserved rest for Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. We pushed them to work two holidays so now we've combined them for a long holiday. Everyone was / is happy with that arrangement and we are as well as we can relax a bit.

Lita got her bathroom and bedroom as she wanted. It looks good. She's now picking her curtains. Hugo has moved so many times he is pretty blasé about it and seems to have settled in quite well. He's learning to use his private cat door to come and go as he wants. My hammock works great and I've actually tested it out. The parrot flew off and that caused a fright in Lita but my sister and Lita fixed that for the next little while.

The next couple of quiet days will be spent in sorting and organizing closets and kitchen -and I'm going to check out the hammock.

Brian, Lita, Hugo and irreverent Vicka, the pigeon toed parrot.

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Unit 101
Living room

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Master bedroom
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Master bathroom
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Powder room
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Guest Bathroom
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Hand painted vanity
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Mosaic
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Terrace
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