Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mexico Progress!

Teodoro, our builder in Mexico has been busy clearing the brush and starting on the fence.  I can't believe how much this grew in just 6 months! They say that the vegetation grows one foot every week during the rainy season.  

Making really good progress on the fence. We're also having the gate built and installed as well as hanging the chain link. Once everything is installed, we'll plant some vines to grow over the chain link and some buganvilia near the road, and hopefully a couple of palms. Can't wait to see the gate installed.

Pretty good lifestyle being able to hang out with your grandson and dog while working outdoors at the end of a beautiful and peaceful road. How do I get one of those jobs?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winter Hiatus

I missed my goal of having the exterior done by winter and so I decided to take a winter hiatus. This project is supposed to be enjoyable and freezing my arse off in the drive-way doesn't sound like much fun.

This opened up a bit of extra $ that we'll be using to put the finishing touches on our Mexico property. We're finishing the fence and gate, installing the septic and water, doing some landscaping and possibly building a small deck. We're also moving the RV from the nearby ranch where its being stored to its more permanent home on our lot. Pictures to follow upon our return.

In the meantime, I picked up 200 sq. ft. of Storm Guard I'll need for the roofing. I'll also continue to search for the few more materials I need to complete the tiny casita. Metal roofing, interior paneling, insulation, etc.

Happy Holidays!