Willmott's New 224 Pershing Way home under construction!
Information and photos: Latest photo at top with start at page bottom.
What comes next? Tomorrow is another day!
Here it be July 1, 2006 and piles of tiles have been on roof for 6 weeks with no communication
with toof man and facing more hurricanes. We've been in hurricane season with one named
Alberto long gone! So with most interior done, much more remains to be done. Roof is most
important and then grading, driveway and landscaping. I quit now at 1936 for dinner of chicken
pot pie and a glass of "White Tail" Chardonnay!
Well many promises of tomorrow, the critical tomorrow of the second 90 pound tarpaper
(felt) hot mopping has not been done. We got delivery of the rolls and tar sitting in the front
yard but men keep not showing up. They get up to double the price to fix hurricane damaged
roofs over contract price of mine. So tomorrow is still tomorrow or tomorrow's tomorrow!
Below is another tomorrow. Stucco job was completed. Pictures later!
Rather than another pcture of progress or non progress, here's what house should look like.
Will put a more appropriate picture here later. I added this picture Sun. Feb. 19, 2006
Another day and many more came during passage of Hurricane Wilma and after.
Due to this and that, we didn't get to revise this page. And another day came,
The First day of Jan. 2006 sunup on Palm Beach that important day!
We shall try to fill in back pictures along with keeping up with the latest.
Make 2006 the greatest year ever. Only you can do that.
JWW Jan 1, 2005 at2035 EST
This is Monday Oct. 24, 2005 and I am sitting in the face of approaching hurricane Wilma which
at present is making landfall off Naples at CAT 3 but 4 miles under Cat 4. It is now beginning to
blow here at 35 gusting to 55 in West Palm Beach. It is moving forward at 20 miles per hour so
on the right side of the eye, just add 20 to 140 which equal 160 on the right and 120 on the left.
Hopeful forecast is for reduction in velocity on fully reaching land with further reduction after
crossing the whole land mass to the east coast. X fingers and pray, hope and Be Prepared or, if
you will, Semper Paratus of the USCG
I'll try to put a last night's picture here before the power fails: Standby!
This was WB projection last night, Sun. 24 Oct. at 8:00 PM
It is now 0535 Monday and wind picking up. I must put this on net now if time permits. More later.
Storm near Naples now with report increase to 125 mph. Cheers. Jolly Uncle John -30-
Sunday Oct. 16, 2005. Plymel's house on left, Willmott's on right.
My studio is upstairs. 1 window East, 3 facing North, 1 west on right.
Sunday Oct. 16,2005 at 0850 before sunshine as we returned
home from breakfast at Denny's.
Sat. Oct. 15, From kitchen looking South through dining room door-windows.
The windows are hurrican impact proof. All ceilings in house are 10 feet, not 8.
View before sunset Sat. 15, Oct. 15, 2005. Looking south: Sun low in west.
Jolly Uncle John standing in the new living room
in front of hurricane impact window-doors with out-back view!
Take a break! Enjoy Florida at Old Lime House, Lantana!
Here is the latest Sat. 8. October.
This is Sat. Oct. 8 andStill no tarpaper on roof. Inside soggy wet due to heavy rains.
Man says tarpaper on roof next week of Mon. Oct. 13, I x my fingers and hope!
Mop tar and second layer tar paper on neighbors on left. The three upper windows
on left above entry and library are 3 of the5 windows of my new north light art studio.
With no dramatic outside changes to the house this morning on Sat. October 2, 2005,
I substitute our sunrise over Fantasy Island as viewed at the foot of our street
after arriving home from breakfast at the Greek's at 0705 hours.
The dawn of hope and the dream of being "home" on Christmas Or at
least on New Year's day. See sunrise Jan 1, 2005 at bottom of page!
Friday Sept. 23 at 0951 Roof plywood finished.
It's a dull day due to Rita overcast
Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2005. Neighbor's house on left over
a month ahead of us with plumbing and electrical almost finished
is about ready for dry wall installation.
Picture Sept. 19, 2005 at first sunlight before carpenters arrive.
Picture Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 at 1645 hours.
Roof trusses over garage added and shaped forms over main front door entry and
garage roof added. Inspection of upper tie beam forms and rebar installation scheduled
for Thursday with "roof on" by end of next week. X my fingers and pray on bended knee!
Below picture at 0830 Sat. Sept. 10, 2005
Saturday, Sept 10, 2005 EDT. Photo shows house on right with
forms set up and "rebar" iron rod reinforcing installed and ready
for inspection most likely if we are lucky on Monday.
Neighbor's house on left almost ready for dry wall interior
Friday, Sept 9, 2005 EDT. Photo shows second floor
tie beam forms being installed for pouring of iron reinforced
concrete tiebeam to support ceiling trusses and roof.
We are getting "there" slowly. Festina lente!
Tues. Sept. 6, 2005 at 0743 EDT Yesterday Labor Day Holiday.
When it quits raining men should be here to lay blocks today.
It looks like Stonehenge or burned out Wuthering Heights!
This is status Sept. 2, 2005 waiting for 2nd floor blocks.
Second floor ceiling and roof trusses piled in front!
Aug. 24, 2005 first floor walls waiting for 2nd floor blocks.
Second floor ceiling and roof trusses piled in front!
First floor walls up and reinforced tie beam poured.
Double front entry with 2 library windows to left. Garage behind sigh.
Aug. 20, 2005
Ground floor west wall looking from back, North to street.
May 23, 2005
More to go here asap
Drill doing test boring of soil in our now vacant house lot.
May 5, 2005
Old house pictures and demolition process will be added here.
More to go in here asap. Dit dah dit dit dit! .- ... ...
Work of demolition begins at 0815 on May 2, 2005
A sour and sweet day with fond rememberences and
a joyous look into the future with no regrets!
Arrival of the huge CAT house buster on April 30, 2005
There will be earlier pictures below this and more above to complete the story.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005 SUNRISE ON "FANTASY ISLAND
At sunrise the Early Bird catches the sand flea!
-30- 73 88
Original Page By Jolly Uncle John W. Willmott Sept. 1, 2005
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