After being away for five days, we were anxious to return to California and see how our job site was doing, given the huge rains while we were away.
It has been a tough week in St. Maarten. Deep sea fishing (Bryan caught two Barracudas), working (Jo-Anne was on numerous conference calls and in multiple meetings), and spending some time at the spa (Jo-Anne) and beach front bar (Bryan). Today, we rented a Jeep and went completely around the island (both the Dutch and […]
We’re leaving tomorrow evening (Monday, January 18) for a week in St. Maarten and heavy rains are forecasted through the week, especially Wednesday, January 20. Our framers were very busy last week and we want them to be able to continue working through the week. Making a Moat with Sandbags Since the atrium is open […]
As with the other saw cuts in the concrete, we had to fill the saw cuts in the garage floor. David Ruiz suggested that we fill them in now, regardless of whether we grind the concrete in the garage or not. So Bryan spent a couple hours taping the saw cuts and then filling them […]
The grinding and polishing in the lower level wrapped up today. We scheduled the crane to arrive on Monday so we can lift the grinder/polisher out of the lower level, unload a truckload of FSC certified lumber into the lower level and ground floor, move some SIPs and then start framing. The polished concrete in the […]
Dave Ruiz and Hunter Martinez continued to grind and polish the concrete in the lower level today. As Dave says, ‘We make a mess, clean it up, and do it all over again. And again, and again …’ This is very accurate.