Hi there! I hope you are doing great on this fine Friday!
Another week has passed under the sun, and the works are still going strong. This week we went to town for the biggest construction materials purchase so far. Ouch, almost $1500, to buy concrete and iron to build the new room. Everything always seems like a lot of money in the local currency, but really, we should be able to build a 600 sqft surface with bedroom, bathroom, closet and a roof terrace for under $10K, all included. Now it looks cheap. I should think in dollars more often.
Stay tuned on Monday for a full update!
BF is going to the capital city next week to see his family before Christmas and I am staying ALONE. Boy do I miss being alone. He is a sweetheart, a very hyperactive one. Can’t stay in place even on Sunday, he is always fixing stuff and running around so I feel bad and help. Or hide. And feel even worse. Now, my hammock and I can have a daily meeting for a few hours. The construction workers will still hustle and bustle but the evenings will be mine.
I plan on working on my blog design and also start a website for the land that we will develop next year.
Fun fact, my Alexa Rank in Guatemala is 558 as of today. No, I didn’t forget a zero, or three. I will certainly use this to write a big rant about my internet provider and hope they listen! How internet works here is you pay, you don’t get the service you pay for, then they ignore you until you need internet again and pay for a service you know you’ll never get. Rinse, repeat. Tigo, you suck.
On the blogging front things have been really good, with a steady increase in visits, people seem to be staying longer and checking more pages. Make yourselves at home!
As you probably know from the badge on the sidebar, I have joined the Yakezie challenge, and have been teamed up with 7 other bloggers in a Winter team. The goal of the team is to support its members by participating in each other’s blogs, commenting, sharing… I am looking forward to getting closer to the people behind those great blogs
I published five posts this week
Thank you to everyone who mentioned Reach Financial Independence this week, you rock!!
Here is some great weekend reading for you to enjoy!
What I have learned since graduation– NZ Muse
Overcoming Murphy’s law, our journey out of debt – Work Save Live
Slash years off your mortgage – Frugal Rules
How much would you pay for a bottle of wine? – The Money Principle
Do your purchases reflect your values? - Eyes on the Dollar.
Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to enter the $100 giveaway!
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