Well, the walls are 1/2 up and it is laughable how tiny this room is for all the hoopla that has gone on. I’m showing pictures of the week’s work below. I must say, they do things right in Mexico. These men have been working so hard with only one break a day and are so professional and precise. Here is their work in pictures so far:
I was surprised when they started chipping away at my stone patio. Little did I know!
Soon, men were walking by with those big stones on their shoulders. They weren’t interested in using my wheelbarrow.
And in the street, they were mixing up concrete. Which this poor guy carried back two buckets at a time!!!
To fill in the spaces they’d just chipped out with a pick axes and mortar and chisel! Father and son decided to look busy when I asked if I could take a picture. This doesn’t look too staged, does it? Note those nice new foundations which we all know go down at least a meter deep into the earth! Chino tells me that they construct their own castillos because the welded ones don’t flex in case of earthquake. These are wired together so they can move a bit and the structure doesn’t crumble during tremors.We have walls!! Well, the beginning of walls.The only injury so far was my toe–cut on a shard of rebar. Some alcohol, Neosporin and a bandaid corrected most of the damage. A pedicure will take care of the rest.
Morrie inspecting his new domain. The minute the men left for their lunch break, he must have gone in to stake his claim. You’ll see his addition in the dirt in front of him. I removed it! Trust Morrie to wreak a little mayhem even before the walls are fully up.