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Elizabeth Wright
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Independence Day, Ranchito Style
As I mentioned in my previous post , Wednesday was Independence Day here in Belize. We, along with our friends, Colleen and Bruce, decided to check out some of the festivities at the Ranchito Community Center. Here's a shot of Colleen and Fernando Daniel. N...

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Slices of Life in Belize - Septermber 15, 2016
Farewll Some sad news to report. We recently had to put our dog, Sam, down. He contracted tick fever back in January, but thanks to the ministrations of our vet, Dr. Charles, Sam made a recovery. But we were warned that a relapse could happen at any time. A...

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Pool Project Update: The Fates Have Their Say
Well it's been a little over a month since our pool project was completed, and I thought it might be a good time to share how things have been going. For starters, we have been very pleased that the screens have been doing their job by keeping leaves and bu...

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Pool Project: Week Nine
Week nine is a wrap and we are 99% complete. The crew is coming by tomorrow to finish up some things, which I'll get to in a moment. But first, I want to share this: Not too shabby, huh? But it took quite a bit of work from the crew last week to get it to t...

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Pool Project - Week Eight
It was estimated at the onset of this project that work would be completed by the end of last week. The crew is very close, but holidays and whatnot have pushed the end date to sometime this week. And even though this was a short week (Monday was a holiday)...

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Pool Project - Week Seven
Well, the crew faced some challenges this week, but was still able to achieve a number of milestones. As you may recall from my Week Five post , the crew spent a great deal of time rendering the columns and walls to create a smooth finish.  Once all the sur...

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Pool Project: Week Six
The crew spent most of last week rendering the remaining columns, exterior walls, and the hallway. They also poured the floor for the pump house and added more block. It's well on its way to completion. We also received an unexpected perk when the guys pour...

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Pool Project: Week Five
Most of the activity this week can be summed up in one word: rendering. This is the process of putting a smooth, final coat of cement on the walls, beams, and columns. This process is slow going and requires a deft hand to make the cement as smooth as possi...

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Pool Project: Week 4
Well, we are at the halfway point of our estimated finish time and things were hopping last week. The crew started off the week by nailing together the wood frames for the columns. When the frames were finished, each of the columns were filled with cement. ...

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Pool Project: Week Three
Feeling refreshed and relaxed after the three-day Easter break, work commenced bright and early last Monday. The crew quickly hit their stride in doing the block work for the pool. This was a fairly tedious effort, as each block needs to be placed, filled w...
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