Saturday, March 04, 2006

getting started

It has been a long time since I started this blog, and I have not kept it up to date. I will do better in the future!! At least that is my goal...

To bring things up to date, I am excited to say that things have gotten started!! We bought a lot in El Chimbo, about 10 km outside of Tegucigalpa on the road to Valle de Angeles. It is in a subdivison called 'Siboney'. There are a few houses there now. Our lot is on the top of a hill and has a great view. At night you can see all the lights from Teguz, and the view of the surrounding hills and mountains is just incredible (except for the cell phone tower that was erected after we purchased the lot).

We already have the architectural plans complete. A very skillful Honduran architect did the design going back and forth with my wife via email over a one year period. We are very pleased with the way the plans turned out, and would definitely use the same woman again in the future.

We started construction in February and estimate that it will take a year and a half to complete. Right now work is being done on the retention wall.