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Monday 7thJanuary 2019:
Off to Boac first thing to get Ruby her 1,500km service. Arrived at (9:00am and dropped Ruby off to the Yamaha dealership).
Went for a wander round the streets of Boac for an hour. Came back at 10:00am and Ruby all ready to go.
Then off to the block to see the roof beams are progressing well. On the way home I called in to see Gerald (Pom) for a catch up.
Tuesday 8thJanuary 2019:
Off to the block for our daily update on the works. All good.
Back home and off to the market for some lunch and very yummy food (P190 = $5.14AUS in total).
Guy off to Mahjong after lunch and I went for a ride on Ruby and called in to see Ron (American).
Wednesday 9thJanuary 2019:
John (Pom) called in for coffee before we all headed to the block. John hasn’t been there yet so was interested to see our site.
After the block we called into the carpenter (he does the doors and cupboards and different guy from the furniture carpenter) and finalised the wooden doors and jambs.
Back for lunch then Guy off to Mahjong. I was back at the block at 3:00pm to pay the coco lumber and bamboo suppliers.
The roof beams constructions are progressing well.
Also, I have picked up a bit of a bug. Tired and achy all over. Need a few rest days. Just the place to have them.
Thursday 10thJanuary 2019:
Feeling very average today with my bug. Staying in and slept for half the day. No block visit today. Hopefully on the road to recovery.
Guy was off to Mahjong after lunch and also played an evening game.
Friday 11thJanuary 2019:
Back to the block this morning. Just when you thought there was no more room for beam reinforcing/scaffolding more appears in the house. It is a mass of building materials at present and will be for a few weeks until it all gets poured with concrete.
Still feeling pretty average but definitely on the mend. Being retired does have its benefits. When ill you can take as long as you wish to rest up and recover.
Saturday 12thJanuary 2019:
Well after 4 days I am feeling a little better but still not the best. Went to the local doctor who works out of the pharmacy. After a discussion, it was determined that I may have a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) and/or Kidney stones. I have had both before.
I have no nausea, vomiting or fever and my blood pressure is normal. Good signs.
The doc gave me some antibiotics, some pills that help to break up kidney stones (yea I am a bit dubious about this one) and some pain killers. The aim is to give the drugs three days to take effect and if still no good it is off to Boac (20km) for an ultra sound on my kidneys. My ailment is going to test out the island’s medical services. We shall see.
The doc’s visit and drugs came to P1,550 ($42.00 AUS).
Sunday 13thJanuary 2019:
Rest day today as the antibiotics start to kick in. Feeling a little better now. Rested up with a couple of siestas as I am finding that I am getting quite tired.
Caught up with John (Pom) for an afternoon coffee at one of the local canteens.
Guy was off to Mahjong after lunch.
Monday 14thJanuary 2019:
Feeling a little better as the antibiotics kick in.
Guy rang the foreman at the block and all good there. No visit today.
After lunch Guy off to Mahjong and I rested up.
Tuesday 15thJanuary 2019:
Feeling much better today.
Did a trip to the block as we have three contractors to pay for the delivery of coco lumber and bamboo. This should be the last of it that is required for the roof structure scaffolding.
Guy off to Mahjong after lunch and I rested up once again.
Wednesday 16thJanuary 2019:
It’s amazing what 4 days of antibiotics and rest will do for an attack of a UTI. Feeling much better today. No kidney stones, so all good.
Only side effect is a bung eye (red and a bit scratchy) but I can live with that.
Still resting up and will certainly take it easy for the next week.
Huge hugs to Guy for putting up with a crook and cranky husband. Love my wifie. xxooxx
Thursday 17thJanuary 2019:
On the mend so off to the block this morning to catch up on the works. Scaffolding still going up and will be for another week or two. Looking at the beams/roof pour in early Feb with all things being equal.
After lunch Guy off to Mahjong and I rested up. Sleeping quite a bit at the moment which is great for recovery.
Friday 18thJanuary 2019:
No Mahjong, so a rest day for us both today. We walked to the market for supplies and more sleeping for me in the afternoon.
Spent some time getting all our paper work/blog up to date. I have rehashed one of my spreadsheet pages to make it easier to track where all our money is and how much we have at any point in time.
Getting better every day but it is a slow process. Sign of old age, I’m guessing.
Saturday 19thJanuary 2019:
No Mahjong today for Guy as it is payday at the block.
Made our way to Buenavista at 3:00pm to pay one of our major suppliers and found them closed for the day due to a local fiesta happening. Guy spoke to Cristy (owner) and we will pay them on Monday, so all good.
Back to the block to pay the boys and check on the house progress. Was surprised to see the steel decking (concrete roof supports) going up. The boys have had an awesome week and at this pace we could be pouring the roof round the 1stFebruary. Fingers crossed.
Finished off the day with a two-hour massage each.
Sunday 20thJanuary 2019:
No work at the block today. Guy and I enjoyed a manicure/pedicure each in the morning with Josefin (P120 each $3.16 AUS).
Off for lunch in the “fancy” restaurant in town and Guy off to Mahjong in the afternoon.
I am feeling about 90% better from my aliments. Still get quite tired but lots of rest and siestas is fixing that.
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy