This week, the exterior walls reached their final height and it they taller than I would have thought, which is great, especially because of the heat.
I'm happy with the little clay blocks we added for light and ventilation. I will just have to block them when I the air conditioning is on (I first wrote "If" but changed it. We are getting electricity, right?)
In retrospect I wish I had decided to add them to the bedroom also, it would look better from outside, all matchy. But hey, they look great.
I was told that "el barbon" had come by to ask who had lent us the water hose. His question was answered and he went on his way. This is a perfect opportunity to remember whose basket is whose.
I must stop drinking Coca Cola. Especially in the giant cups they all keep cutting out of the bottom of the liter bottles. Recently, Jorge hands me a delicious looking mini-swimming pool of iced cold Coke whenever he sees me arriving. Then at night, I find myself craving the evilish elixir.
The week is almost over. I was hoping we would get to the plastering of the inside walls so that we may start on the roof, but I am guessing this will be next week.
Also, we got the "laminas" that will cover the patio. We had a talk about them a few weeks ago and decided that they would be a better - although not as cute - alternative to the palm-covered roof. Less expensive and less bugs. Also, they won't have to be sprayed with insect stuff every year. I think it will still look great.
Conversations are turning to what do we want the doors to look like, how about the shower? I will be connecting with Ibis who has been cutting the little wooden squares for my Hearts and hopefully make some magic with him.
This is so fun that in the back of my mind an idea is brewing of not stopping once this house is done. I think that's how I do things a lot: make a pilot and then let the pilot make babies to share with the world.
Also, Catarino who always seems a little amused and not very crazy about me, handed me his bag of Doritos during lunch this week! I knew it was kind of a big deal so I dipped my hand in the bag just as I saw the words "Chile y Limon" on the bag. I knew they would be too spicy for me but man, no way I was turning down this offer. Minutes later, my eyes were burning more than a little bit - a pair of sunglasses took care of it until I was safely out of sight in my car.