It turned out that it was not a problem. When I awoke at 7 a.m. the next morning, Jesus (the caretaker) and Javelin (a helper) were walking past Dod. Neither Francisco or I had mentioned anything to them about the construction but this is Mexico and communication is not always perfect. Following are some pictures I took during the day.
7:20 a.m. Just before I took this picture the entire roof split into due to termite damage.
7:30 a.m. Javelin measuring: you see very few tape measures in Mexico.
10:00 a.m. All but two poles in the construction are bamboo and all of the poles came from the property.
6:00 p.m;. Finished product: in a week or so, the palapa will be the same brown color of the palmas on the right of the picture.
They completed most of the project while Francisco, Bill and I were on a tour of Camolote which is an area just north of Aticama where Francisco and Bill have a jack fruit plantation. I forgot to take my camera with me so you will just have to trust me that it is some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen! Anyhow, the palapa cover is just great and I am sure it will last for years! Total cost was just over $100.