Wow! The entire pool has now been tiled! José and Chino began peeling off the paper backing to expose the tile. They should be grouting soon!
Workers have also finished the stairway going up from the parking area to the ¨reception¨ terrace. They have laid out and are preparing to pour the terrace and the stairs going off to the left in the picture.
Painters are working on the bungalows which are looking really nice. The electrician has pulled the wiring for the house and has installed many of the plugs and switches. The plumber has been working on the pool and the water lines. Other workers are sealing the deck around the pool, or tiling the floor in the last bungalow.
We spent much of the day with a technician from Piura who came to check out the generator. He and the electrician consulted and tried out various electric appliances in the house to be sure it was all working. The generator will be set up to run the pumps for the pool. It will also automatically kick on if there is not enough power being produced by the solar panels. Fortunately, everything checked out.
Koki will arrive tonight with a truck that is supposed to have all of the supplies needed to finish our house. He will arrive with 10 additional workers. I´m hoping this means we´re going to have one last big push to completion.
I have been feeling quite discouraged in the last week. Progress has been so slow and it feels like we lost a week when the monkey died. We were to have guests arriving this weekend for their winter holiday, but had to tell them we couldn´t accomodate them. We did offer to find other accomodations, but this next week is a big one as the 28th of July is Peru´s independence day. Most of the hotels and hostels have been booked for months.
My daughter, Mandy, arrives in Peru on the 29th, next Thursday. We will spend a couple of days in Lima with Maximo and his family. Then we'll head east and a bit south to Arequipa which is a beautiful historic city on the edge of the mountains. It is also where much of the alpaca that is sold around the world is processed. Of course, we will be visiting the factory store for yarn!