Thursday, April 15, 2010

We'll Take Care Of It

After the initial shock of the "Oh Shit" moment wore off, things have settled down. A call to WinDor, a recheck of the sales order and a defining moment when WinDor admitted to building the wrong size transom across the top of the patio doors and that they will replace them and get it on the next shipment out, which should be by the end of the month. That was a big relief.

It's my last day here and my flight leaves out of Chetumal at 3:30PM, Mexico time. With Mexico ahead by one hour, the flight leaves at 2:30 Belize time and that means I need to be at the airport by 1:30. But you never know what it's going to be like at the border. It could take 15 minutes to cross or it could take two hours, depending on the Mexican side. So it looks like I will be out of here by 12 noon.

The tile is being installed today in the living room. I think it is going look wonderful when it is done. The kitchen cabinets and interior doors will be installed later next week.

Maybe I could change my ticket again. I'd really like to stay and see the finishing touches myself. But, I need to get home so we can start to get our game plan in motion. Time will really move fast now. So much to do. It's going to be different changing from Belize speed to California speed in a matter of hours. I'm not looking forward to that.


Greg said...

Thank you for sharing your adventure. My wife and I are just starting to think about retirement abroad and Belize is at the top of our list. It sounds like you have picked a great community and I look forward to additional updates as you make the final transition to Belize. Good luck in the days ahead.

Dave said...

Hello! This blog is terrific. It's great seeing the details...the triumphs and travails...of your process.

I was hoping you might be so kind as to forward on your contractor John Harris' contact information to me. I'm trying to get in touch with him...I'm an architectural designer and some of my family is moving down there and are meeting with John soon, and had asked me to help them realize their design ideas, if possible. I'd very much like to speak with John to see how that might happen.

Best of luck on your adventures! I definitely intend to mine your wonderful blog for a better understanding of the building customs and methodologies employed in paradise!

Perry and Mischelle said...

Hi Greg and Dave,
I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. You may want to try it yourself. It's a great way to keep a journal of the pre-construction and construction highs and lows.
Greg, good luck in your search for a retirement spot. Be sure to look at the properties you may purchase in both wet and dry seasons. Spend a little time there if possible.
Dave, e-mail me so I can send you the information on John.

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