Thursday, September 30, 2010
Well after being away from home couple of months, I thought everything would be OK.....
We return to find out that we have no water.
We return to find out someone stepped on one of the water pipes at the tanks and broke the connection to a rather fast leak.
We return to find out we have no satellite TV or Music.
We return and find out our gate remote control entering the property no longer works.
We return and find out that a marauder in the night stole 1 ton of planted potatoes one night.
We return and find out that someone picked 50 kilos of chilies during our absence, ones that were ready to sell at very good money....seems there is a shortage of Manzana chilies , so the price is very good.
So anyway, I just repaired the gate remote control, seems a lighting strike or power surge wiped out the receiver, lucky that I had a spare.
I was also lucky to have a spare water pump that is powered by Solar, so that is now very slowly filling up 4 2500 gallon tanks, we may have enough water by nightfall to take a shower. Turned a couple of valves to isolated the broken pipe so at least on tank is filling up now. After changing the pump that no longer worked....
The satellite TV dish was used as a gymnasium set by some kids visiting our caretaker, so that will be about an afternoons work to repair and realign the dishes. Besides there is not much except a few programs that are worth watching anyway, gives me more time to read on my new Kindle.
Perhaps I will just make that a real low priority for awhile, I find that I get more reading and stuff done around the house when there is no TV. And less stress from watching the horrible politics...
There is something for living in a tiny little apartment, walking distance to the mercado and plaza......
But without those constant obstacles what would life be?
Oh, and I finally got to take a nice long hot shower, had a nice cup of coffee this morning , life is good again..