Here we go!

Tim-berrrrrrr!!! Okay that was a really bad joke, but we have to find a little humor this week as our emotions here are all over the place. 

Last week our guys were busy prepping the two bedroom houses and flamboyant for “the big day”. Yup, tear down day. It’s a much more involved process than you’d think. They had to cut the water and sewerage pipes, disconnect the electrics, and remove anything that could be salvaged (furniture, toilets, doors etc) so when Monday rolled around the excavator could get to work. And boy did it! 

Flamboyant tear down

As we now stare at the blank foundations we are finding it a little hard to keep our composure. We are saddened to see the “originals” come down, but at the same time, we are excited to see the progress. It’s just one more step to Guavaberry 2.0! 

Foundation 1Foundation 2

As soon as the debris is cleared out it will be time to start laying down the foundations. Concrete this time. We’re not messing around! The Deltec houses are scheduled to arrive by April so the the pressure is on to have everything ready.  We want them to be able to hit the ground running as soon as the containers arrive.

Elsewhere on the property the construction crews are working at lightening speed on the roofs! We don’t like to toot our own horn, but wow they look fabulous (the roofs that is!) The slate grey blends in seamlessly with the surrounding boulders while the white trim adds a nice pop. 

Roof

The new roofs are interlocking metal shingles which are supposed to be very wind resistant. Both Tina and Ian have sneakily tried to pry a piece off and have (thankfully) been unsuccessful. You break it you buy it… oh wait they already did. 

As we close off for this week let’s all take a moment of silence and say one final goodbye to the “originals”. So many memories were made in those houses by so many families over the years, but as they say: the best is yet to come. 

MangoCashew

6 thoughts on “Here we go!

  1. What wonderful news about the progress. You are right, many wonderful memories have been made in those now destroyed structures. But, funny thing about memories…..their portable. While we made memories in Lilly and Oleander, they are stronger than concrete and timber and remain just where we made them. You cannot imagine how much your blog means to us, please keep well and happy and know our memories are guarded well by the spirit of Guavaberry until their new homes are completed. Love to you all.

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  2. My moment of silence for the originals came with some tears. But though we loved those wonderful cottages and will miss them, Guavaberry is so much more than the houses. It’s the beauty, the people, the dogs, the beach, the sound of the waves and the birds…it’s a state of mind and heart to us. Guavaberry 2.0 is going to be just as wonderful. Can’t wait to see it! Big hugs and lots of love to you today, and thanks again for sharing this journey with the extended GSB family.

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  3. The beauty of Guavaberry is in its nature – the nature of the people, the ocean, the beach, the boulders…..I could go on and on. It’s difficult to say goodbye to the ” originals”, but think of all the memories yet to be made at 2.0! Thank you for the updates, blessings to all of you.

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  4. Thanks so much for these postings. Like everyone else, we love you and we love the place. Glad to hear there is progress, however heartrending it is to see those darling only places go.

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