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    3 months working/ holiday

    Well we are here, yes in Marikina for 3 months, what seemed like a long journey last Thursday/Friday seems like a lifetime away now.

    Lots to do on the house to make it liveable but we have given ourselves 1 month to try to get it there then to move in and finish it off.

    After a drop or two of rain the other day from the typhoon today looks like a beautiful day so itís of to the shops for building supplies and then to do food shopping for our body supplies and then itís to work , my job I have been told today is sifting the cement ready to plaster the walls with.

    Itís much more fun in the Philippines.


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    Snap!
    I was up there on the 4th floor sifting sand today Steve.
    Not easy sieving damp sand either!


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    Blimey... sounds like hard work that mate.

    Enjoy !


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    that will sweat off the lbs


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    Sifting the sand, not cement , yes I sweated like a pig, plus the next day I was on the roof deck sweeping it and again sweating like a pig, so hot up there.

    It’s coming on slowly but what’s the rush we are in the Philippines now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewool View Post
    Sifting the sand, not cement , yes I sweated like a pig, plus the next day I was on the roof deck sweeping it and again sweating like a pig, so hot up there.

    Itís coming on slowly but whatís the rush we are in the Philippines now.
    We're having a roof deck being built at the moment too (on top of my new 'den')... only a small one, but will wait til after Xmas before finishing it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamw48 View Post
    We're having a roof deck being built at the moment too (on top of my new 'den')... only a small one, but will wait til after Xmas before finishing it off.
    Looking good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamw48 View Post
    We're having a roof deck being built at the moment too (on top of my new 'den')... only a small one, but will wait til after Xmas before finishing it off.
    nice one, roof deck handy for the washing line lol

    but seriously it good to have a roof deck , it can be used for many things without taking up any space from the garden


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    My pads photo taken a while back but they are still yet to finish, i will start work on them again after xmas





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    Wow... you and your Mrs own all of them ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamw48 View Post
    Wow... you and your Mrs own all of them ?
    they were started just as we left to go to ireland , 2 years away and only the shells to show, and badly done, i spent a lot of time and cash doing back jobs, still not 100% how i would have wanted but good enough now, 3 of 5 to finish, cant trust the builders to do anything right , they come with a spirit level a plumb line and thin clear plastic to use as bubble level for flooring, but still nothing was straight or level lol, originaly i bought the land these were built on , it ajoined the land that belongs to the mrs, when we went to ireland i sold the land to her son, to pay off the fees for selling the comercial bulding we built, her son owed me some money plus the investment i have made for the building, now i kind of own them, in a legal contract that gives me the power to do as i will for at least 5 yrs, then he can if he wishes pay me or fall into default, which means i can keep or most likely i would just continue , after all someday it will all be his and Lolitas anyway so he wont lose , my investment is his and Lolitas gain when i kick the bucket lol. also if Lolita should go before me a forigner can own by inheritance, so i cant lose in that senario which i hope will not happen


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamw48 View Post
    We're having a roof deck being built at the moment too (on top of my new 'den')... only a small one, but will wait til after Xmas before finishing it off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by imagine View Post
    Lots of info'
    Aaah ok mate.

    Hopefully it will prove a good investment for you and the Mrs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewool View Post
    Sifting the sand, not cement , yes I sweated like a pig, plus the next day I was on the roof deck sweeping it and again sweating like a pig, so hot up there.

    It’s coming on slowly but what’s the rush we are in the Philippines now.
    Make sure it's not beach sand


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