I feel like I’ve lost my mind as I see my small house slowly come to completion. That said, still lots to do almost an overwhelming amount really. The other house has a new builder who ripped everything out and is starting from scratch.
To make matters more insane, I had a friend from Texas come visit who loved to party. I basically burned the candle at both ends in ways I never knew possible and yesterday felt like I actually died. Today I woke up feeling fresh because I shaved my beard aka the least you can do to say “let’s start again”.
I’ve realized building is a lot like life, you always need to be ready for what’s about to happen, planning for what you know is going to have to happen and reacting to what has happened. Sunday morning was a fragile one and as I walked around the corner to where I stay there was this crew with a utility pole.
In broken Spanish I said I might be interested a few days ago but here it was in a light drizzle. I held my ground pretty well when they tried to change the price but literally broke my [email protected]#Cking back when we got to my place and they said “drop the camera and come help us”. You don’t know heavy until you’ve felt a 40+ treated wood pole on your shoulder.
Myself and 5 other gents backed that thing 100 feet or so until we dropped it in its current spot. A rule around here and in life is never pay until the job is done. It’s supposed to be installed so I’m just biding time, they will be back. If not we’ll see what happens as I’ve got the green light on electricity and water.
A joy of building in the middle of nowhere is running a 300 foot water line that has to be dug by hand and installing your own electricity pole and which will require ~120M of line. I find the whole processes empowering and humbling all in one. At any rate, I’m exhausted and it’s 6:45pm. I woke up at 4, did this and that, worked all day, moved a huge pile of gravel to my walkway, swam 400m in the Caribbean Sea and edited a few videos.
I’m rambling but realize I’m in exam time now. That or one could say my two kids are really young and I need to put some time in now or forever regret it; you know set them up for the future and building a strong foundation type of thing.
More on everything later.
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