The Senor and I have been coming to Zihuatanejo for about 16 years. It started with 1 week, the 2 weeks then 3 and now we are here for 5 months. But now we are full-time renters we have been able to make our apartment our own. The kitchen is complete both with cooking equipment enough to do a Thanksgiving turkey dinner to share with friends and properly decorated with new curtains giving it the look I was after. It’s a good workable kitchen, but definitely a one butt kitchen.
Today was laundry day. Previously we had a washer on the roof top and i would do the laundry at night after it cooled off, hang it all on the line and it would be dry by 10 am the next morning. This year we are using the local laundaria. We have used them before but have had a few issues. And of course this year my new bright orange pants came back an odd shade of rose as did my formerly coral top. Can’t fully place the blame there as the Senor did have a new raspberry shirt in the wash. Anyway decided we would only send sheets, towels, etc to them and I would use one of the machines to do our clothing and hang it up on a pole in our bathroom to dry. So for about 140 pesos (6.79) we have a weeks laundry. But it much slower drying in our shower than with the wind blower though it on the roof top.
New curtains in the bathroom are the finishing touch there, now I need to tackle the living room curtains. A tad more challenging as I should probably line them to avoid the sun bleaching them. Right now we get no direct sun on our apartment but come summer the sun will hit the balcony door. Our apartment is so situated that we get a breeze from the bay that flows from our back door through the apartment and out the balcony slider. To date we have not turned on the aire conditioner once. And needless to say both doors are always open to keep us cool.
Garbage pickup here is interesting! We put out our garbage sack outside our door each night, our landlord takes it to the alley and it is picked up about 2AM each day. We are fortunate our landlord is fastidious about the garbage and where the garbage is placed each nite is washed each day. Quite different from previous years. Signing off KO