Wednesday, February 9, 2011

After The Rain

There's nothing like a nice rain to freshen everything up and provide some welcomed coolness. The sea is always so beautiful the next day. I had mixed feelings about the rain yesterday though. I was doing laundry and hanging clothes to dry under the covered deck when a worker lit a fire up the hill to burn trash (mostly leaves and cuttings), and of course, the smoke blew right down the hill and into our windows. I was sure I would have smoky smelling laundry, but before it got too bad, a nice little rain blew in, putting an end to the fire. And then it rained all afternoon. I was glad the deck was covered, but I did have to throw some things into the clothes dryer to speed the drying time. Don had just finished varnishing the window frames in the master quarters and couldn't close the windows all the way, but I don't think it damaged the varnish.

Today was errand day. We're in the market for a new car, so first we visited the Kia dealer (the only new car dealership on the island) and talked with the saleswoman about getting a Kia Soul. They only had 3 cars on the showroom floor (a tiny showroom) and only one car was new. Our car will have to be ordered from the mainland of Honduras and will take 2-3 days to arrive. They will take care of all the paperwork, getting license plates, registering, right there! Very convenient. We'll go back for a test drive Saturday morning.

Next stop, the tailor shop to pick up Leydi's skirt. Promised for today but not ready yet. We'll try again Saturday.
While in the market, we picked up a yummy pineapple and fresh veggies: 6 tomatoes, 2 avocados, a small red onion, a cucumber and the pineapple cost less than $5.00 US.
On to see our favorite mechanic, Freddie, about replacing the front tires (they won't make it until October when we get the new car). Those will run about $300. for the pair.
A stop at the international pharmacy to see if they had any generic Protonix. They did. $75. for 4 week supply (that's cheaper than in the US when you don't have prescription drug coverage but not as cheap as I got it on the mainland - $35. in La Ceiba).
Last stop of the day, the electrical supply shop where Don priced wiring for a house up in the colonia.

Home to rest a bit, have an earlier dinner and then off to Bob and Debi's for home group. And it looks like rain again.

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