The first wall is finished, including the backfill. Now come the civil engineers again to measure the compaction and check the footing for the second wall. The second wall will be built with the same interlocking blocks, but this time it will be faced with large tiles, not rocks.
While the construction people are building walls, we are picking out plumbing fixtures. The toilets were relatively easy (functional, power flushing, one piece, all white except for the guest room where the theme is black). So were the kitchen sinks (Kohler cast iron Executive Chef and oval Iron/Tones). The bar sink will be something small in stainless steel. Unfortunately during our visit I had a bad reaction to my first chemotherapy pills and we had to cut short our visit. We will try to get back there next week.