The house in Mérida is starting to look more, well, house-like. The addition of windows, doors, and flooring will do that, I suppose. The master bedroom now has wall-to-wall carpeting. Actually, that’s a tarp to protect the new tiles from a makeshift wood shop that has been set up to recycle old doors and frames. A bamboo overhang casts interesting shadows onto the terrace. The garage door, which has been cut out, makes the facade look wider. Now revealing finishings instead of pipes and ditches, the weekly photo reports we get from the architects are like the final chapter of a mystery novel.
Of course, the frustrations of being tied to a 40-hour work week really start to irk me now. My friends in Mérida are seeing all this before I have. “I saw your garage door was cut out!” “Oh????” Then the next day, I get a picture of it. I’m even jealous of the albañiles who get to [Read more…]