Belize Posts

Washington State - Entering the US... Briefly!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-10-20

September 20 - October 10, 2012

Ok, I did an outline for this post a few weeks ago, then didn't have time to post it till now (about a month after it happened!) So I'll just post it as is, sorry about the lack of grammar! And some day I'll post so ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 1 - The First 10 Days

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-10-20

Belize Blog Enteries (the first 10 days in country... posted the first time I had access to wifi!)

Day 0
9 Oct 2012
Dad and I drove around today, the day before we fly to Belize, and did some last minute errands.

I bought supplies at Walmart ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 2 - The Dragon starts to Drag

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-10-27

Day 11 - 20th
Saturday
Ok, this will be quick, I'm located at Paradise Resort, (http://www.belize123.com/) at Placencia, Belize. More on that later, but I need to get this posted and then I'll write more. Stay tuned!

Had a fish taco, and some ic ... Click to read the rest

Belize Pictures 1

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-11-7

Here's some pictures from the first few weeks in Belize.

Some are taken on the King's Childrens' Home property, some are on the Hummbingbird Highway, and some are from down at Placencia.

Belize is a beautiful country to explore and take pictu ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 3 - The Dragon is Digging

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-11-1

Belize Blog Entries

Day 18 - 27th
5:49 PM 27-Oct-2012
Saturday
We don't work on Saturday (the organization is run by Seventh Day Adventists, so they keep Saturday as the Sabbath, vs. Sunday) So we went out on a drive in the afternoon, I got to ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 4 - Write Something Profound Here...

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-11-7

Day 23 - 1st Thursday
7:24 PM 01-Nov-2012

Dan and I poured another post today (the 3rd concrete post so far), and the last footing for the line of posts we're working on. We decided that if we worked hard in the morning we'd take the afternoon of ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 5 - Tropical Welding

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-11-13

Day 29 - 7th Wednesday
Chuck and Carol took Dad into the airport today, he's going home today. We did some money laundering... er... money changing before he left. No sense him taking Belize money back to the US, when I can spend it here.

After ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 6 - If You Want Mud...

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-11-16

Day 36 - 14th Wednesday
Had a weird thought today. Wonder what I'll do when I leave here?

See, I always leave things eventually. And often my plans don't work out like I thought, so sometimes I don't make a lot of plans. Like, when I loaded up m ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 7 - Steel Roof Trusses and Welding

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-11-24

Day 39 - 17th Saturday
Church is full today.

We heard from Stanley that he got our welding gas and also the hose we need, so should be ready to roll when the steel gets here. Am hoping to do some practice welding tomorrow to be up to speed. There ... Click to read the rest

Belize Pictures 2

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-11-9

Here's some more pictures from the first few weeks in Belize.

These pictures are all taken on the King's Childrens' Home property, where I've been working to help build a new home for the kids.

Its a beautiful place to be! Lot of work though.. ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 8 - Am I Native Yet?

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-12-6

Day 46 - 24 Saturday

(Continued this from the earlier blog post, since I wrote it early afternoon)
Decided I needed a break today, away from everything and everyone, so I skipped church, and spent the morning writing some website code. Then I cau ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 9 - Seeing Red Roof!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-12-22

Day 58 - December 6th - Thursday (Continued...)

I took a break from work and stuff today, went into town, and just got away for a while. I also got my visa renewed, for the second time now. A visa in Belize is good for 30 days, and it costs $50 (B ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 10 - Surviving The Holidays

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-12-29

Day 74 - December 22nd - Saturday
Yay, I'm finally back on the internet. Think its been a couple weeks...

Gary and I drove into town, and here we are at the Yim Saan restaurant. Life is good!

More later!

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Ok I'm back again, this is a ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 11 - The New Year - Big Things Coming!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-01-5

Day 81 - December 29 - Saturday
Internet Time!

Day 82 - December 30 - Sunday
I did a little bit of catch up welding today, on one of the dorms. Almost got rained on, I had finished up, put the welder away, then it rained pretty hard for a while. ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 12 - People Come and Go

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-01-12

Day 88 - January 5, 2013 - Saturday
Went to church today. It was full, the big group was there.

Later I caught a ride into town with the Word at Work group, we took a quick Ice Cream and Knick Knack break at the Art Box, which has some truly amazin ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 13 - Flying Scorpions and More Roofs

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-01-19

Day 95 - January 12 - Saturday
I got some internet time in today, posted the previous blog posts, caught up with Facebook and a few emails, and then caught the bus back.

One thing I got done today was to find a downloadable PDF of the book "How ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 14 - More Roofs Done, More To Go!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-01-26

Day 102 - January 19 - Saturday
Internet day :)

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So, yeah, I got into Yim Saan for my internet and Curry Chicken day.

Think I caught a bus around noon or 1pm or something like that, and left around 6pm, so at least 5 hours of catching u ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 15 - More Power - Bigger MIG Welder!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-02-1

Day 109 - January 26th - Saturday
Woke up to a rainy day, but its ok, I could sleep in, because its Saturday. That's the best day ever!

Anyway, I caught a ride with John into town, so avoided getting wet, and now I'm at the Chinese place doing th ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Pictures - Gallery

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-02-1

I'll keep this short, there are now FINALLY some pictures to go look at, and an almost easy way to go look at them. Just hit the Gallery link on the blog, and you'll see them.

Oh, and if for some reason you're not reading this on the GreenDragonR ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 16 - More Welding and Lots of Sun!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-02-8

Day 115 - February 1 - Friday
Renew Visa!
So, got rained off the roof before noon today, so I hitched a ride with Dad into town to renew my Visa. Now we're getting some internet time in. Quality bonding! Seems so weird to have my laptop, and Dad ha ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 17 - Tired of work, time to Play!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-02-18

Day 122 - Friday, 08th of February, 2013

Short Day, and a quick Internet break. Will post what I have, then maybe write more tonight. So.... ;)

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Ok, so we're back again.

Today is Friday, so again the crew worked through lunch, then wa ... Click to read the rest

Belize Blog Post 18 - Mayan Ruins at Cahal Pech and Leaving Belize

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-02-21

Day 132 - Monday, 18th of February, 2013

Woke up today to a cloudy, and "cold" morning. Cold being anything less than 80 degrees I guess now! I didn't wear a jacket or anything, not that I have one, but after the last couple warm days, it was cool ... Click to read the rest

Mexico 1 - Buses to Mazatlan - Si!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2013-02-25

Belize Day 135
Mexico Day 0
Thursday, 21st of February, 2013

Well, tomorrow I'm leaving Belize. Seems like I've been here forever, and yet not at the same time. I'm so used to moving this is almost normal, and yet, the unknown. This last few mon ... Click to read the rest