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Monday 4thFebruary 2019:
Off to Boac to the bank to get cash for our trip to Lucena (on the mainland) tomorrow. It involves a 1-hour Jeepney ride followed by a 3-hour RoRo (ferry) crossing.
Going to a major hardware store to get fittings and fixtures for the house (electrical, plumbing, etc).
After lunch Guy off to Mahjong for the afternoon.
Tuesday 5thFebruary 2019:
Off to Lucena today. After a 1.5-hour jeepney ride, 3-hour RoRo (ferry) and 30-minute tricycle ride we arrived at our hotel.
After dumping our gear, it was off to the mall for some food.
Wednesday 6thFebruary 2019:
Today we visited the hardware store, tile/plumbing centre and electrical store to buy all the fittings and fixtures for a house to operate. We had a list of requirements from the plumber and electrician and our own list as well.
Took us all day with many phone calls to the plumber and electrician to clarify some items but at the end of the day it was all sorted. Once the shops have all the goods together, they will contact our courier for the island and he will pick them up in his truck and deliver them to the new house.
The house budget took a serious hit today but nothing unexpected and we even came in a little under budget, so all good.
Back home tomorrow to the island and some peace and quiet. I need a cup of tea and a lay down.
Thursday 7thFebruary 2019:
Quick trip to the Lucena SM Mall for a few last-minute items this morning. Then a 30-minute tricycle ride to the port, 1.5 hours waiting for the next RoRo (ferry), 3-hour RoRo crossing to our island and 1.5 hours in a jeepney to get home.
Glad to be “home” to enjoy our peace and quiet on the island.
Friday 8thFebruary 2019:
Nice sleep in this morning after the hustle and bustle of the Lucena (mainland) trip for house supplies.
Off to the block and caught up with the boys. Only a skeleton crew at the moment as they are building the septic tank.
Then into Buenavista to drop off a copy of the invoices with the gear we need picked up by Cristie (our hardware and transport supplier) in Lucena.
Saturday 9thFebruary 2019:
Quiet rest day today.
Gave Ruby a bit of a service and installed my temporary number plate. Who knows when the real plate will turn up.
At 3:30pm it was off to pay the boys and see what they are up to next week.
Finished off the day with a 2-hour massage each. We love our massages.
Sunday 10thFebruary 2019:
Commenced the day with our regular Sunday morning manicure/pedicure each.
After her manicure/pedicure Guy was off to a friend’s house (Mina) with Franie (our foreman) to have a look at some work she needs doing on her house.
Ron (Yank) dropped in for a coffee and catch up. For those of you who have visited us and know Ron, he hasn’t changed one little bit and we love him for it.
After lunch Guy off to Mahjong and I meet up with John (Pom) at 4:00 for an early dinner at the local canteen. His shout.
Monday 11thFebruary 2019:
The HAM (Hiking Association of Marinduque) meet at 7:00am this morning for a stroll around the town bypass new road. We had 7 walkers this morning, so great to get people out for some exercise.
The boys are back to work today. They started removing some of the form work from the roof pour. The rest will come down over the next 2 weeks.
Internal walls now being built and rendering started on the outside walls.
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy.