It's now less than a week before our trip to Belize. We are assembling our items to put in the shipping container along with our windows. We hope that everything will arrive in Belize by the end of March. We ended up buying quartz counter tops from here in the States because the price was so good and I didn't think we could find anything comparable for the price, even including shipping, duty and taxes. With the quartz being a man made material, it is less porous than granite, does not need to be sealed, and is stronger yet lighter in the thickness and width available.
We bought true granite counters for both the bathrooms, that included the sinks and pre-drilled faucet holes, at HD Supply (www.HDSRR.com) for under $300 for both bathrooms. Such a deal. We will also ship those down in the container along with the pool tiles, Decora light switches and outlets.
The work on the house continues as the walkway on the side of the house is built and the patio cover is completed. Work was to begin plastering the outside of the house but we have put that on hold until we can decide on the color.
After looking over the pictures of the patio, I have discovered that the access to the two cisterns are right in the walkway to the pool. I don't know what they were thinking when they put them there, but we had specifically told our contractor to put them on the side of the cistern so they would be out of the way and out of view. The lids, with the lifting handles, are now positioned in the middle of our main walkway from the patio to the pool. We even redesigned the patio supports so that there would be no obstacles from the patio to the pool and the view would be unobstructed. I guess that they will have to fill those holes and cut in new ones. Hopefully that won't be too much of a problem.
To The Wall and Back Again - The internet connection to the mainland was down yesterday morning so instead of starting the day with work, we started with play and jumped the water taxi...
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