While this has only been our third spring here in the Virgin Islands, it has been abnormally wet using our small track record. So wet in fact that a few workers returned to the site yesterday for the first time since my previous post. So nothing was worked on for 9 days. Nothing, well except that Emily and I continued to work on cypress. May has basically been a wash out. The only day it hasn’t rained in May was Thursday. It doesn’t rain all day every day, but just a little bit of rain, with the ground being so saturated, creates a mess.
I spent both days last weekend moving three submersible pumps around the site trying to get rid of water. I was fairly successful. Of course I had everything outside drained and cleared on Saturday, then the early Sunday morning downpour wiped out much of what I had done on Saturday. I did however dig a few drain channels on Saturday which helped make things a bit quicker for Sunday’s work.
One accomplishment for this week was finally selecting a window manufacturer. We decided on Domus out of St. Kitts. Estimated delivery June 30th. I am not holding my breath though.