Genny has become an excellent traveller. She settled in pretty fast, exploring around the house. Today, our second day here, she behaves as if she has lived here forever. Because there are so many windows in the house, the constant stream of hummingbirds and butterflies going by really gets her attention.
We had hardly been in the house for more than a couple of hours when a fishmonger stopped at our gate and we bought a bag of truly large prawns from him. We suspect we paid too much, being gringos with terribly poor Spanish skills, but this is how we learn. Next up was the census taking folk, then a nice fellow offering his services as a gardener and handyman.
I have to get Jose, the gardener, to come soon. The grass is too high and the bushes need to be cut back. Also there are a lot of fallen palm fronds. Everything will be shipshape soon.
So nice to completely unpack our six large suitcases. Did a couple of loads of laundry yesterday and today. The washing machine certainly is unique. The spin cycle works so well the clothes are almost dry when they come out and finish drying fast in the sun. Lance is enjoying the satellite TV and there is a CD player plus movies available for us, and I found a stash of pocket books.
Got the stove working - turns out it was just one of the circuit breakers ... "on" actually means "off" and vice versa. Cooked some of Magda's hen eggs today - nice and yellow and the shells are super hard.
There is a bush outside the front windows with flowers that attract the most colorful butterflies and a beautiful blackish hummingbird - I haven't been able to ID it yet. Discovered a hot pepper bush and of course there are the mango, lime and orange trees.
That hammock is calling my name. Enough work for today. Here are some photos.
Partial view of living room. I'm going to retake photos of the inside - I should have used the backlight function.