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Tuesday 12thFebruary 2019:
Up early (6:30am) and met up with Lorna (Local) and Dave (Aussie) for a walk to the market. It’s Tuesday today so market day in Gasan. Scored some very nice fresh mangoes and star apples.
Lunch was at a Mahjong house (Friend of Guy’s) where the maid made the best pork sinigang.
After the lunch, the girls settled in for an afternoon of Mahjong while I took Dave for a ride to see our house as he hasn’t seen it yet.
Back in time for a nice late afternoon siesta.
Wednesday 13thFebruary 2019:
Off to the block this morning. Had a good run through all the power requirements (Light switches & power points) with the electrician. All where it should be.
On the way home, we went to see our bamboo furniture man. He can use the bamboo from the scaffolding for our couches and chairs so good to see we have found a use for some of it.
After lunch Guy off to Mahjong. I had my afternoon siesta and went for a walk to the market for some fresh mangoes.
Thursday 14thFebruary 2019:
Happy Valentine’s day and 9thwedding anniversary my beautiful Wifie. It has been an awesome 9 years (together for 14 years) and looking forward to many many more adventures with you.
Back to the block and met with our foreman, plumber & electrician. Just to make sure that everything is happening when it should and in the right place. Once again everybody is organised and on track.
Valentine’s lunch was at the best restaurant in town. Awesome buffet of food that was very yummy. Guy off to Mahjong after lunch.
Friday 15thFebruary 2019:
Off to the block and met with the false ceiling installer / painter. Had a good chat to him on the process of firstly installing the false ceiling and then the painting.
The bank in Boac was our next stop to get some cash to pay the workers / contractors this week.
After lunch in Boac Guy was off to Mahjong for the afternoon. Early afternoon I caught up with John (Pom) and we went for a ride and visited Geoff (Aussie) who is visiting his block for a month or so.
Had a good chat to him then back home for my late-ish siesta.
Saturday 16thFebruary 2019:
Off to the block at 8:00am to meet up with the bamboo furniture maker. He inspected the bamboo we are using in the scaffolding to see if it can be used to construct our bamboo furniture.
The bamboo is well weathered and good for furniture. So, in a couple of weeks when all the bamboo scaffolding is dismantled, he will select the best bits for our bamboo furniture. We are looking at three bed frames, two long couches and some bed side tables.
Back to the block at 4:00pm as it is payday for the boys. Another huge week’s effort by them.
Finished off the day with a two-hour massage each. Aaaahhh bliss.
Sunday 17thFebruary 2019:
John (Pom) dropped in for his morning coffee while Guy and I had our weekly manicure/pedicure.
Guy off to mahjong after lunch and I met up with John for afternoon coffee at a local canteen.
Monday 18thFebruary 2019:
The HAM club did its usual Monday morning walk. Only three people this morning. After the walk John (Pom) shouted Guy and I breakfast at a local canteen.
Quick trip to the block and Guy off to Mahjong after lunch.
I gave Ruby a small service then went for a ride to see Ron (American). Had a chat and cup of tea.
Tuesday 19thFebruary 2019:
Back to the block as works ramp up. The scaffolding has started to come down. Internal fixings underway.
Called into our furniture man who is building our dining room table. Still in bits but slowly coming together. It is going through a drying phase at the moment. No hurry for it yet.
Wednesday 20thFebruary 2019:
The boys are working on the floor in both guest bedrooms, walls for two bathrooms, storage room, walk in robe and master bedroom/living room wall. Plumber and electrician working along side them. Busy busy.
Thursday 21stFebruary 2019:
Rendering of the back wall is underway. 2/3rds of our Lucena (Mainland) materials purchased have arrived. Minor issue with the water pump but can be easily fixed.
Guy off to Mahjong after lunch while I did a run to Boac for a few things.
Friday 22ndFebruary 2019:
Block, lunch, Guy Mahjong and me siesta. Typical day.
Saturday 23rdFebruary 2019:
Back to the block first thing to sort out our well water pump that was delivered from Lucena. Turns out it is a deep well pump and we need a shallow well pump. It was the suppliers mistake so they will swap the wrong pump for the right pump.
We were only charged for the shallow pump so all good. Our courier is in Lucena now, so should have the new pump next week.
Back at 4:00pm as payday for the boys and contractors.
We finished off the day with a two-hour massage each. Bliss.
Sunday 25thFebruary 2019:
No workers today so a bit of a sleep-in. Manicure/pedicure for us both in the morning.
Guy off to Mahjong in the afternoon and I met up with John (Pom) and we rode over to see Geoff (Aussie from Bundaberg QLD) for a visit.
Monday 25thFebruary 2019:
Started the day with a HAM walk with Guy and John (Pom).
Off to the block. Inside walls getting rendered. Should be done by the end of the week.
Electrician and plumber working their magic on their installations. Will be onsite everyday now just to be sure to be sure all the fixtures go where they should go.
The false ceiling man (also the painter) started today in one of the guest bedrooms. In the process of getting a quote from him to paint the whole place.
After lunch Guy off to Mahjong and I had my siesta then a walk to the market for some supplies.
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy