First, yesterday November 3, there was a terrible accident on Highway 19, the road between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos. A few miles north of Cabo, a semi-trailer that was hauling a bulldozer collided with a garbage truck. Apparently the garbage truck was completely totaled and the wreckage blocked both lanes of the highway for over 4 hours. I am told that it took 2 hours for the police and the ambulances to arrive. Remember, drive cautiously, take care and arrive safely. These old style 2 lane highways are very dangerous.
Your intrepid blog host is slowing getting ready to build a house in Las Tunas. Today we poured a slab that will be used for my camper/trailer while the house is being built. It was quite an adventure. The original 1 ton estimate of cement usage ballooned to nearly 2 tons and right in the middle of the pour (done the “almost” old-fashioned way without cement trucks even though you can now order cement trucks from La Paz or Cabo) the municipal water shut off and the contractor had to run back to his house and bring his truck loaded with a huge 700 gallon water tank in order to finish the job. Here’s a few photos, just for kicks.
Pouring a slab by hand, well almost, in past times they would not have even had the cement mixer.
More manual, and I mean, manual labor.
Waiting for the water to come back on…a well deserved rest break.
The water arrived, and the work continued.
They finished the slab by 11 am and my job was to water it late in the afternoon. Of course there was no municipal water when I came to water it. It’s Baja – you gotta go with the flow or go somewhere else.