The tiles have been removed replaces and the dust that covered everything has been cleaned up our buildings wonderful cleaning lady, Lety. The senor and I are back to our apartment after 2 days in the next door apartment while the work was completed. We noticed while next door that pigeons had laid a pair of eggs in their planter box as well as they had in our box. There is
something very sweet about seeing eggs in their nest, yet sad as I know that we were probably the cause of the nest being abandoned. And if not us a previous tenant.
I enjoy sitting by the waterfront and watching life go by, visiting with friends and strangers. I’m fascinated with the work people do here as I watch the “the ice man commeth”. He makes trip after trip with huge blocks of ice on a trolley from where he parks a block away, and then shoulders these mammoth blocks of ice down the steps to the beach for the fishermen. This is in 89 degree heat.
I watch a couple of old fishermen playing a game of checkers and from time to time someone comes to watch or offer help.
Yesterday afternoon the Senor asked me to go upstairs and relight the hot water heater as he was in the shower waiting for hot water that never came. The wind from time to time blows out the pilot light and we have learned how to relight it. I tried but it would not light, checked the stove, no gas. Of course I let Javier know who promptly called Arturo the owner. But this was late Saturday afternoon, and Arturo came to explain to me that he tried but no delivery until Lunes, (Monday). So no hot showers, no cook stove until Monday. Not a huge problem as we have a “microhondo” (microwave) for cooking if we choose, and cold showers here are more luke warm than cold. Not as pleasant as a warm shower, but not miserable. It’s Mexico and we roll with the punches.
With limited cooking facilities, and no hot water for dishes we choose to go out for Sunday brealfast at the pancake house where we each order our favorite breakfast. The Senor has 2 eggs over easy with rosemary potatoes and finally tries the sausage as the last bacon there took out his tooth. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a small eater, so I get my absolute most favorite breakfast which is prepared to perfection there, 2 poached eggs covered in benedict sauce. Beautiful and tastey!
We will spend the rest of our day with a trip to the Commercial and the bus depot to plan our side trip to Uruapan and Lake Patzcuaro. Signing off KO