Well, big deal Rome wasn't built in a day...and neither was our house...it's taking a little bit longer, but as they say slow 'n steady wins the race.
It's been a little while since my last blog post, but with that comes some pretty significant and noticeable changes in our house construction. The main roof has been built, connecting both sides of the house together so it's really looking more and more like a house every week that goes by. It's a bit of a race to get the house all covered and closed up before the big part of rainy season hits the Guanacaste province but I have confidence that we'll make it in time.
The past few months have been really tough watching all of the progress from our home in Canada, while the world deals with the pandemic, and the uncertainty of when that will all be over and done with. For the first few months of the pandemic Costa Rica had done very well in curbing the spread and flattening their curve which was really nice to see. Sadly, in / around June that changed and every day the total number of new confirmed cases was rising so it was pretty clear that they were in their second wave of this damn crisis. So, what does this mean for us? quite simply, we have no idea when we will be able to travel down to Costa Rica to visit our paradise. We've push back our trip we were hoping to take in June, we're likely going to have to push back our planned trip in September and more and more it looks like we may be spending another Christmas in Canada (this will be our 3rd "last Christmas" in Canada since we started executing our plan). Honestly, it's been the longest 7 years of a 5 year plan, but who knew we would have so many struggles trying to sell our house, then hit by a global pandemic - we just have to go with the flow, stay positive, and eventually this will all be done and we'll be in our private pool, drinking Imperial beers and thinking about the long and sometimes painful journey we had to endure to get to this point. If we had to do it all over again, we definitely wood..but perhaps would have done things a little bit differently.
I hope you enjoy some of the more recent photos of our construction progress.
Until next time, Pura vida!
Such a grand look.
Perfect roof tops for solar panels some day.
Super high ceilings - exactly like we wanted!
This view from the covered patio overlooking the pool and forest will be amazing during the rainy season.