Friday, November 17th, 2017

As Ging and I approach our fifth wedding anniversary here are a selection of photos from the early days. The rest as they say is history

Nathan really enjoys a ride around the garden on Tito Resty’s motorbike.Kat-Kat and Justin join the motorcycle ride. It’s a good thing we have a concreted driveway and paths all around our house.

Having completed the new dog cages last month brother-in-law Nelson has been busy the past few weeks constructing a trellis cover at one end of our pool area. I assisted with some of the painting but he has single-handedly completed all the welding. He’s quite an expert now I would say. Planned every centimetre of the construction and ordered exactly the right quantity of materials. Most impressive.The two new cages are twice the size of the one we already have for our largest dog, Dixie. She will take over one of the new cages and the other will be occupied by our young but steadily growing German Shepherd Dog, Whizzer. Nelson must have a good sense of balance as he spurned my offer…

Yesterday we drove to the modern Savemore (SM) mall in Illagan to get out of the house for a while as it was a Sunday and nothing much was happening at home. The modern shops in the mall there have most of the things one might need at any time. We picked some bits for the pc as well as some household stuff including a low set of steps for the kitchen so Ging can reach the higher cupboard shelves in our kitchen. Despite our Dukan diets, which I’m pleased to report have achieved already 50% of the target weight reduction for us both, we enjoyed a meal at McDonalds! Well I think we’d earned it after many weaks of protein only food. “Not chicken again?”…

Over half the roof of the Hyner house is now metal tiled. Great sheets of the stuff have been pulled up on the roof for the past three days. Inside a variety of work continues. Ceiling panels are going up in most rooms as well as windows. Those in each bathroom are frosted for greater […]

As the team continued with the wall footings in the background we could see the the first window installed in the front wall of the master bedroom. The first insulation and roofing also appeared on the parking/garage. Inside the Hyner house the welders were constructing the first security grille, bending the steel into curling shapes. […]

A mechanical digger arrived on Thursday afternoon and by the end of the day had created a trench down most of the side of the Mangligot house. On Friday, however, the digger was working down the side of the back yard of the house when it hit some really hard material, almost like concrete except […]

Fencing does of course have another meaning in the English language, but I am pleased to report that the revised structural plan for our perimeter fence is now ready and we hope will receive the necessary approvals from the city engineer’s department this week so our fencing contractor can get on with construction. The amendments […]

Maybe today we finally resolved all the different problems and misunderstandings with the city engineer. He will after all will be our close neighbor when we move to Patul. Some confusion had arisen because of concerns about the back fill that had been provided by Northcon around the house and the need for additional back […]

Next week should prove very interesting. We have been told that a notice will be issued by the city engineers department although the content is at present unknown by any of this staff. When we visited city hall on Monday to ask about the overdue fencing permit the city engineer referred to a problem with […]