Monday, March 27th, 2017

Our Philippine House building project.  The accidental bodega and laundry.  First of all, in the Philippines a “bodega” refers to a warehouse or storage area.  We built our carport using …

We’re building our house in the Philippines.  We build a carport as part of our Philippine house building project. A carport was a part of our original plans and permits, but we only decided to really commit to building it when our small crew started to run out of work while waiting for the house roof to be finished.  After the house roof is done, then there’s the floor to pour and finishing of the interior and exterior walls. In the meantime we could use our crew to build the carport.  Also we had over- ordered 16mm rebar …

Our emergency lighting! Emergency lighting. A couple a months ago we moved from Iloilo City to Tigbauan, Iloilo.  That gave us a new electric power supplier.  In Iloilo City we had “PECO” – Panay Electric.  In Tigbauan we have “ILECO”.  ILECO has proved to be far less reliable and that’s not to say that PECO was so great.  Some of the outages have been long — many hours.  We bought a kerosene pressure lamp (similar to a Coleman lamp in the U.S.) for another purpose but it’s proved to be so useful during the night time power outages in …