Jan. 16-22, 2005 // CONSTRUCTION LOG #15
Synopsis: This was the most chaotic of the past three
weeks. We are now back to a normal pace.
Unit 103: It is finished, furnished and decorated-it's
fantastic. We had people staying there on Tuesday night. We
got the beds delivered and made up by 10:30 that night. Furnishing
and decorating a house makes a tremendous difference. We actually
did a reasonable job. We had some furniture and got some wall
hangings, ceramic things to go on the walls, and a bunch of
other stuff which makes a house a home. Draperies were installed
Unit 104: This advanced well. Actually, the rate of
progress is faster than any of the others. The crew has learned
what and how to do the changes and they are now able to go
about it with little direction and hesitation and false moves.
Unit 108: This will be the next victim. We have a
rough sketch of what it will become. We do not have to alter
any of the columns. It is being cleaned out of items stored
there in preparation for working there beginning Monday.
it is nearly completed. It is stuccoed, doors on, and wired.
We'll tile the laundry room and the employee change room.
We have to build the shelves yet to act as storage for our
This has been resolved. To the first architect's credit
he was able to look at what happened maturely and professionally.
While the working relationship might continue to be strained
a bit, I believe we can get beyond it and still work together
effectively. I'll ask him to develop a plan for our duplexed
unit. This will be a challenge; I have no ideas.
Our application for building permit: it got hung up in the
ministry of health. I'm lead to believe that it's now be unstuck.
This is the highlight of this past week and it's been very
difficult to keep up:
Unit 103 was committed to Doug. After seeing 103 completed,
he changed to wanting that unit. I have three other people
who are interested in unit 105-I expect one of the three will
make a commitment on it. Unit 104 is spoken for but noting
nailed down yet. Unit 108 is spoken for as well based on the
sketched floor plan and exterior rendering. They same people
want an option to purchase 107 but I also have another person
who is trying to throw money at me for it as well.
Obviously, these units are being well received.
We continue to put the base coat on the walls and the electrical
rough in is done in all but two units. We've also started
to build the shower stalls.
Electrical and Telecommunications services
West side. My electrical friend reviewed the existing services
and pronounced them problematic. We've decided to redo this.
It has been spliced so many times, it's above ground and now
that we have trimmed the hedges back, it remains quite exposed
and is an eyesore.
Joe and Phil left at the beginning of the week; four others
arrived the same day (that is why I had to get 103 done) and
my sister arrived the next day--Wednesday. The highlight of
Joe and Phil's time here was a trip they took to Tortugero-north
east jungle/swamp- the scenery and wildlife was amazing. Sherri,
Jack and their two friends are currently in another jungle
location near Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula. They return
on Sunday and my sister goes to the same place on Sunday.
I bought a used Jeep-I wanted a safer car with larger tires
and higher off the ground. My little Hyundai is still running
great but if I'm going to be here as much as I am, road safety
is an issue.
Brian. Lita, Hugo and Vika