Out of Commission

 Following my morning fencing, I have mostly been out of commission, I made the mistake of doing this without my back-support, as a result, I put my back out. It is a long time since I have suffered, but this brought it all back, and for the first two days, I was housebound, but slowlyContinue reading “Out of Commission”

Back to work!

 It\’s been a busy week or so, I started off installing the house alarm system, it is now up and running, the instructions were translated by someone, somewhere in China, and hadn\’t a clue, but since it was similar to the system I installed in Copacabana, and with the aid of a YouTube video orContinue reading “Back to work!”


 I apologise for there being no updates, it has been a hectic couple of weeks… The work took a little longer to finish than thought, but the last week was just Jorge and José, tiling, and Jorge wont be rushed, he does a great job and we are really pleased with the results of hisContinue reading “Sorry!”

Nearly Finished!

 After six months we finally have an end in sight, Jaime thinks they will have finished by the end of the week, I know he has to get started on a new contract, and has pulled some men off out job to get it started, but I think we are realistically looking at next week.Continue reading “Nearly Finished!”

Another Week\’s Work

 All the old floors have been ripped out of the cabaña, new pipe work has been laid, and then new concrete floors laid again with reinforced metal in the concrete, unlike the original. Yesterday, Juan the Carpenter who made the kitchen and interior doors for the main house, came to take measurements for the doorsContinue reading “Another Week\’s Work”

Electrical Work

I am happy to undertake most basic electrical work around the house, but what we encountered was just downright dangerous, there were just four fuses covering the whole house, the wiring was suspect, and much of it was in conduit, stuck to the walls in any direction. Jaime brought in his electrician, Wilfer, he knowsContinue reading “Electrical Work”