Judy in Ags
Sep 14, 2006, 2:18 PM
Post #6 of 11
Well, this is our only residence, so we're under a little more pressure. However, other than not having the protective/decorative gates and the double garage door, the only room that isn't habitable is the livingroom. It has no doors on the openings to the courtyard. (We have the doors, but John has been making the door frames and he just has too many other things going right now to get that done.) So, part of our problem is time, as well as money. John is now overseeing the building of his brother's large home across the street from us. It's probably more complicated than ours was. Of course John has the advantage of having learned so much in overseeing and participating in the building of ours and we are using the same experienced people to build his that built ours.
We also have gone through the finiquito process and paid our dues, so we're glad that is behind us!
I'm assuming you've seen my blog so you can tell we have the major part of the house finished. There are still quite a few details, though.
I should have learned patience from our previous project. In 1974 we bought a house in Kansas City, Kansas for $2100. We completely gutted it and over the ensuing 8 years made it into a very nice home. We did all the work ourselves and were both working full time. We lived there for more than 25 years. Of course, we were a lot younger when we took on that project.
Best wishes in one day completing your Mexico home!