The doors are on :)

Today the doors arrived and were installed they do look nice. Also the bathroom door was installed and it looks nice too. A little work was done on the bathroom tile now the tile man is working on the shower floor. Also the last load of gravel was delivered and I got the bill for the four dump truck loads of dirt and three dump truck loads of gravel. I don’t know if I got a good price or not the gravel is brought down from Mexicali 150 miles away so it isn’t cheap and the bill included the labor for spreading the gravel a man working all day with a shovel and wheel barrow for three or four days to spread the dirt compact it down and then spreading the gravel by hand as well. The bill was about $660. I also got the price for the new toilet and all the stuff inside it for $120 that’s about the same or a little less than in the states.

Tomorrow the tile man should be back working on the bathroom and hopefully the floor will be done completely tomorrow, but I’m not holding my breath. I sure would like to use my new shower.

I’m having a little bit of buyer’s remorse as I see the money going out faster and faster. I know I am almost at the end of this building stuff and soon I will be able to move into my new house, but still I wonder if I should have spent all that money. I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

Here are some photos of the new exterior doors, I think they look nice the trim around the doors still has to be painted but that will only take an hour or so.

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9 thoughts on “The doors are on :)

  1. Monique

    Everything looks absolutely stunning!!!

  2. Thank you 🙂

  3. The doors are beautiful! You have wonderful taste. When its done you will be loving it. Building a house is always so stressful when it should be a wonderful exciting time. Looks like the men are doing a good professional job. Sharon

  4. Barbara Goodman

    Julia, Your home is turning out just amazing, the doors really make it, the trim is beautiful, love it ! It’s a dream come true I’m sure. Can’t wait to see it completely finished, I’m sure you can’t either.
    The plantings are also coming along nicely.

  5. Yes, it is a stressful time, but the work is being done well and I am pleased with the way it is turning out. There always seems to be one more thing to do though. I am ready for it to be at an end.

  6. Your place looks very nice, and it seems like it went up quickly. We are adding a room to the back of our house, so far the contractor has spent almost a month to get the permits from the city of Prescott.

    • Where I am the procedure is straightforward I made a sketch my builder took it to the owner of the camp he said yes and we were off to the races 🙂 I love Mexico ! No code inspectors, no building inspectors, just you and your builder, mine is a good one highly recommended by neighbors who trust him with the keys to their houses when they are out of town. When the owners are out of town he checks on their houses to be sure everything is alright if it needs repairs he calls them and with their okay has it fixed before they return. Very good service….

  7. Julia! It is so lovely! The doors are beautiful. At first I wondered if I liked the yellow color. Once the fixtures and doors were added, I fell in love with it. How did you know it would look so good?

    The buyer’s remorse will fade and you’ll be left with a gorgeous home you’ll enjoy living in and sharing with others. Congratulations.

  8. Thank you for your comments, the anxiousness is fading – now to furnish the house, that should be interesting.

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