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Monday 24thDecember 2018:
Very nice sleep in this morning before John (Pom) arrived for his Sunday morning coffee. Then off to the market to get supplies for the next few days.
John is joining us for Xmas lunch tomorrow as he is alone at the moment. His girlfriend is back in Thailand. So, a quiet affair for Xmas lunch will be had by all.
At 3:00pm it was back to the block to pay the boys their Xmas bonus which is a day’s wages which covers Xmas day as they have it off.
Back to work on Wednesday.
Tuesday 25thDecember 2018:
Merry Xmas and all the very best for the New Year. 2018 has been an awesome year for us and 2019 isn’t looking like slowing down. May you all have awesome adventures in 2019.
We had a quiet Xmas lunch. It was Guy and I along with John (Pom) as his girlfriend was back in Thailand.
After lunch Guy was off to Mahjong and John and I visited the local cemetery.
We said hello to Geoff (Pom who died a few years ago) and Yolanda (John’s wife who died in a motorcycle accident a few years ago also.
Wednesday 26thDecember 2018:
Off to Buenavista to get some timesheets printed for the boys so we can keep track of them all for payday on Saturday.
Dropped the timesheets into the block and had a look at the back wall and back veranda footings. Coming along nicely.
After lunch Guy off to Mahjong and I caught up with John (Pom). A siesta followed John’s visit.
Then gave Ruby a bit of a service in the afternoon.
Thursday 27thDecember 2018:
The house grows. Walls are going up.
Guy off to Mahjong after lunch. I visited the block and called in to see Gerald (Pom) for an iced tea on the way home.
We have a tropical depression hitting us tomorrow (Friday). Forecast is heavy rain. Might have to be a relaxing day in.
Friday 28thDecember 2018:
Meet the plumber at our apartment this morning. Ran through the whole plumbing plan and now happy with the work he is proposing.
Guy off to Mahjong after lunch and I enjoyed a nice siesta and catch up with John (Pom) later in the afternoon.
The tropical storm hasn’t really eventuated. Some rain with a bit of wind but nothing serious.
Saturday 29thDecember 2018:
Well the tropical depression hit with a vengeance last night. Strong winds and horizontal rain and no power (brownout).
Luckily DJ Plaza (where we are staying) has a generator which came on at 8:30am and off at 11:30am. We had our tea and coffee and charged up all our devices (laptop, 3 phones and power block) while we had power.
Guy off to Mahjong after lunch while I had my afternoon siesta and caught up on paper/blog work as it rained all afternoon.
Finished the day with a 2-hour massage each from Ailyn (cost per person is P350 – $9.20 AUS).
Sunday 30thDecember 2018:
Today we had rain, sunshine and power brownouts. Much nicer day than yesterday. Started the day with our weekly manicure/pedicure each.
Got in a trip to the block and all good. The boys are back to work tomorrow (Monday). Also, payday as we missed Saturday due to the storm.
Guy off to Mahjong after lunch.
PS: Ruby got a wash and wax as well.
Monday 31stDecember 2018:
Early trip to the block to catch up with the boys. All good as they are back to work.
Caught up with Wayne (Aussie) and Grace (Aussie now) who are back visiting the island to see Grace’s family. We meet them when they lived here 7 years ago. Great to see them and catch up.
At 4:00pm it was back to the block as it is payday. We missed the Saturday payday due to the storm.
Also paid the boys for tomorrow (New Year’s Day) even though they have the day off.
Huge Happy New Year to you all. Hope you all have awesome adventures is 2019.
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy.