Monday, January 22, 2007

Two More From Bali

Another weekend over, and another week begins at work...and so goes the cycle of life in Jakarta.

We got the re-re-re-re-(and so on)bid on our house, and I think we are finally, truely, almost there. I wrote the builder back to day asking for a bigger discount on electrical and mechanical work, and I will wait to see what his response will be. If all is well, we should start the building within the next 10 days. It has been a long process, but worth the wait. We have somehow managed to knock over 50,000 dollars off the original bid....but it is still over budget. The builder also tells us it will take 18 months to build...but we have negotiated that down to 15 months...a long time to stay in the "camp site". We look forward to finishing, and then having family come visit us again....I promise luxury accomodations.

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