The house continues to come along at a slow steady pace. So far the costs have been less than expected (the peso is currently 16 pesos to the dollar) and we have made a few changes to the first floor. At the suggestion of our builder we have added a concrete patio and a walkway under the stairs to stabilize the upper deck and outside stairway from shifting sand. We had originally planned to have the concrete column supports to the upper deck and stairway in the sand. But after we got to sit on our new first floor patio and watch the stars come out over the ocean, which was amazing! We have decided that it was a wise decision to add the patio and walkway. not only will it make the second floor deck more stable, it also provides a nice shady patio for the first floor. .
To date we at the $30,000 mark and at our last visit on July 11th, they were prepping to pour the second story floor, We have a trip planed in a couple of weeks and are hoping that the floor is ready to be poured As soon as that get the 2nd story floor poured we can secure the first floor and start working on it. Hopefully by October we will have the first floor apartment bathroom and kitchen in and we can start staying on the ground floor. Woot Woot