Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Some progress at last!!!!!

So for the first time this year things are moving again on the house building front. BF's brother is a carpenter and has been building doors for the front of our property. He's made two frames for the car port gate. I think the frames must be the most difficult part. All that needs to be done now is fill the bottom half of the gate with solid wood and the top with iron lattice work. Obviously we'll then be finishing the doors well. On sunday we tried them for size against the wall. There are some parts of the gates which will need to be shaved and other parts of the wall which will need to be chipped back, but we should end up with nice solid doors which reach within an inch of the ground and arch of the car port.
I like the way the gates are coming along. BF designed them and I think his brother has done a really nice job. The rocks that you see piled on the land are what the builders will be using to start the foundations of the house. We are still waiting for the water company to hook us up to the mains. We need water for the builders to mix their cement. 'Other people' have just used water from the mains without a contract to mix their cement but some have been fined for this and we don't want to risk that. Hopefully we should have water within the week and the foundations can begin. This will be exciting as we will really be able to see how the house is going to feel.


Gary said...

Hi Anna, I am really excited for you. What a different life than dealing with all of those Greek's daily crisis! You were so competent at P&I I could not imagine you anywhere else, but look where life has taken you. What a lesson to all of us - hold onto life very lightly and let it take us where it will. So much better than the strife of trying to hold on to doing it by someone else's design. Go for it, Anna! May God bless you richly! Gary

Cat said...

Looks great Anna, I am so excited for you and Julio - I can't wait to visit! ; )

Anna said...

Thanks Gary - life is certainly MUCH less stressful these days. I hope things are going well for you. How are things with your back/ church??

Cat - Thanks! I cant wait to see you - we'll swing by the land when you are here.