It has been awhile since I wrote on my blog and how time flies. I have added not one but two more Maya style casitas to the property and overseeing the construction takes its toll on one’s energy reserves.Making sure there is enough cement,gravel and all the materials needed to keep the construction workers happy is a task in itself. Organizing the iron guy to make sure the table and chairs will arrive on time.Trekking off to Merida to buy the essentials like toilets and sinks , lighting fixtures, bathroom fixtures, small bar fridges, sheet sets, figuring out how many tiles I will need etc etc. Arranging the mattresses to arrive when they could be stored safely in the new houses and organizing when to cut the wood for the roofs and how many palm leaves I need to order to complete the palapa roofs.
My poor Volcho beetle certainly does not owe me anything. Over the years I have lugged so much stuff in that poor thing you would not believe.When the guys at the store, who now know me, see me coming out of a store with boxes of stuff they kind of look at me as if they are thinking….. that will never fit in the Volcho… So we have a standing conversation and I end up directing where things have to go to fit well in the car.Most trips to Merida also includes buying for the restaurant at the same time.
OOppps no you cannot put the pillows there as I cannot see out of the back window.
But it always seems to work out.
When working with construction people in the small rural areas you really are the construction manager.
So as well as overseeing the constructions I have to manage the restaurant also. But the boys are really great they help me a lot. Two of the restaurant staff, instead of being laid off in the quiet season, I offered them work in the morning clearing a new garden area, painting and generally doing odd jobs.It is not easy work because the quiet season is when it is the hottest. Everyone knew the work had to be finished within 2 months ready for the high season again July and August. So it was all systems go.Well Yeah! we did it! They are being rented as I write this blog today.
Will I build anymore rooms…. No I think not with 8 that we have to rent is quite sufficient thank you………. but then again one should never say never .Right!