There are 2 things that I miss here, eventually we will get around to getting them someday though. The first is a dishwasher and the second is a bathtub. The dishwasher is a huge project, because it requires us moving a gas line for the stove to make room for the dishwasher and then there is the drilling holes through cement to get water and electricity....bigger project than we have time for.
The bathtub....again, it will be a huge project. We have 2 large tiled walk-in showers, but it was just not designed for a bathtub.
So, my first story is about my husband and his warped sense of humor. We just bought 2 back-up water tanks. The water here in Boquete is pretty good, but there are times that waterlines break or something happens and certain sections are out of water for awhile. Having a back-up system is highly recommended. My dear, sweet husband is telling me that he would take one of the tanks and let it be my bathtub....below are the pictures of him showing me how easy it would be to use! I wanted to roll him down the hill into the jungle at his suggestion....haha.
Thankfully, my husband takes me out for dinner sometimes, to make up for his ridiculous ideas. Recently, we went to the Panamonte for dinner. Wow! The smoked pork chops had a pineapple sauce, and the ceviche had mango tossed in, Great dinner! We even had fancy imported water from a glass container. :) I think my dinner was better than Rick's prawns, but they were both very good. This dinner was a gift from our neighbor and it was a restaurant we had never been to before, but I bet we will be back!
The clean-up work around the farm never seems to end. We started going through the coffee field and cleaning up the big broken limbs that have fallen from the shade trees and cutting up fallen banana trees, that kind of thing....when we find a little fort. We think it is where the pickers eat lunch, there is a little bench and it is under a shade tree. Our child is very excited at this discovery! It is sad that we have not yet explored the entire inside of the coffee field, who knows what else we will find!!!
With all of the projects we have to do during this dry season, we have successfully figured out how to have supplies delivered to our farm. With the tilt-bed truck that came, it meant no shoveling gravel and sand for me yet!!!!
I will end this post with a picture of a bug that we have not seen before and a picture of our backyard. My grandmother recently asked me if we can grow a lawn here. The our lawn is a grass often used in Florida and it is more like a carpet of grass that stays pretty low to the ground. We do have to mow once in awhile, but nothing like if we were living in the Northwest.