27 November, 2016

Once Again, It's Saturday

Saturday, 26 November, 2016.

I was watching a documentary movie about Keith Richard, Under the Influence, very nice stuff about him, who influenced him, even some of his very private family life. I got a nice quote from him, 'No one wants to get old, but no one wants to die young either.'

All the rain we got last evening and night was a sprinkling about 4:00 PM, so the Diamond Brite was able to set and harden up in great fashion. On with today's activities.

A not too unusual occurrence down here is stores running out of things just when you wanted or needed to buy it. Case in point with our project. The sky blue paint color that we are using on this project. It comes from Sherwin Williams paints in Corozal. They're out of the pigments needed to mix it (it's in their computer), and we need another gallon. Can't do anything about it except wait for it to come in. SW says probably this coming week. There you go.

Case in point again. Diamond Brite, the coating we're using as the final cover for the pool itself (the white stuff), comes from Island Pool Supply over in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. IPS says they'll be out of it for two weeks. Can't do anything about it except wait for it to come in. There you go (Didn't I just hear that somewhere?).

Luckily, we have another minor project for them to work on in the interim. Our fence at the very back. It broke due to the same issues that affected the pool. Mario's boys will be fixing that along with patching the dock hole and the remains of the ditch in the garden adjacent to the fence.

So, what's going to be happening this week is finishing the Diamond Brite edging on the pool, at least till it runs out, sealing the deck and ramp floors, hooking up wiring and plumbing for the waterfall motor, hooking up the new water supply for both the house and the pool, a small light above the waterfall, ramp railings and pump house door, and hooking up the deck lights and speaker, and screen doors with doggie doors for either side of the deck. I think that's about all the little stuff that's hanging fire.

Here's what happened Friday.

Diamond Brite Advances Today
Applying Diamond Brite to the edge and bull-nose of the pool. Also adding some to the patches on the pool floor.







Around the Spa It Goes
It looks quite dramatic around the spa. I think they stopped at the angle they did because they weren't quite sure how they were going to deal with the Diamond Brite around the pool hand rail.






Even Filling Patches on the Floor
Left over from each batch of Diamond Brite is being added to the patches on the pool floor.







Rene Working His Trowel On the North
Rene doing the bull-nose along the north side of the pool. It just looks so good when he's done with it.







One of Noel's Homemade Toys?
I think one of Noel's makeshift toys ended up draped over one the beams.







3 comments:

  1. I had no idea that you could get Sherwin Williams paint in Belize. We were thrilled to find a good source for Dutch Boy. The ubiquitous Sisson paint is pretty horrible.

    I had to laugh when I saw the shop vac hose with the a piece of PVC pipe strapped along side it - we did exactly the same thing with ours. I wonder why the shop vacs available here don't have a rigid handle section?

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    1. Hi Wilma,
      We have a Sherwin Williams store here in town, 161 5th Avenue. 501-605-422-0125. They're the only computer mixing place in Corozal. They're also quite helpful.
      Other stores here carry a few brands, BH, etc. They're ok, sometimes good, sometimes not so good.
      SW so far, has been quite consistent.
      I don't think a power tool here is allowed to die. Most, like the vac, are taped and kludged together, and keep on working far past what up North would consider a useful, working life. I can't say that's a bad thing. They definitely get their money's worth out of a tool.
      My new vac has a two-part rigid tube. I've kept it out of the worker's hands - it's my baby.
      Cheers,
      Dave

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