That's the latest headline on my new house in the Philippines. The house that was supposed to be done by February will be done before the new year! Maybe the builders want to commence the week-long New Year's celebration with a clean slate. Perhaps they don't want the dread of an unfinished job to "hang over" their heads while they revel. At any rate, most of the workers are gone now; only a few are left to finish up. I must say, they kicked butt on this project. Rumor has it, they wanted to impress the Amerikano.
Monty "The Iceman" sent me an email the other day along with some photos of a new house he has having built in the Philippines. Since my asawa and I are planning to start construction on a new home here within the next three years, I'm always trying to obtain as much information on building in the PH as possible. Monty graciously sent some text to go with the pictures. Here's "The Iceman's" story:
“My wife and I started two small businesses in Nueva Ecija and employ the family members, so that they can provide a little bit for themselves. It certainly isn’t much, but allows them to stay home and not have to look for work in strange and dangerous places. I encourage my fellow expats to pony up a little bit of that retirement fund and put your in-laws to work!”
Monty was responding to a recent post I published, “Sister-in-law Marjorie at Risk in Kuwait.” I asked Monty if he wouldn’t mind sharing what those businesses are. He sent me the following email which I greatly appreciate. A BIG thanks to Monty for sharing this. Here’s the email which he said was OK to share along with some terrific photos: