Our son has spoiled the dogs. Not that they were not spoiled before, but now they expect their meals to be delivered to their legs. The dogs will just look at the bowl if it is not delivered to them (especially the boy dog) and wait for you to hand deliver it to them...sheez!
Baby mangoes galore! Also, some sort of bug is eating the leaves of the mango tree. Time to figure out what bug that is.
The coffee trees are getting ready to really bloom and the they are all recuperating from the last harvest.
Can you see what is wrong in the next picture?
If you look at the wire on the right side of the picture, you will notice that it is just hanging there. The tree that is in the middle of the road fell and broke the line. This is the 2nd tree to break the power line (different spots) on our road in the last 40 days. So, we did not have power from the electric company for 3 days. Thankfully, my husband had finished enough of the work on the back-up generator that we had our own power to the house the entire time.
Now comes the finishing work and plumbing outside. Once all of the plumbing is done, we can re-arrange the kitchen and install our dishwasher! We have been so busy that we lost track of what day of the week it was. It seems like our to-do list never gets smaller, but the days keep flying by.
School is about to start in a few weeks, which means that summer break here is almost over. We managed to order our son's uniforms, books and might have him enrolled correctly. We found out that our smooth rolling MEDUCA visit might not have been so smooth. The paperwork we received from MEDUCA to take to the school accidentally has him marked down for the wrong grade. The school is trying to straighten that out and we have all of the right papers, so I have faith it will get fixed by next week.
I have mentioned before how banking here is not my favorite thing. This week, I went to the bank to see about getting a visa debit card. The cost is $32 a year and $6.50 a month, just to have one. I could not do it, paying $250 a year to have the bank account was too much for me to stomach, but paying another $100 a year for a debit card.....I think that I can do without it for now. I do miss banking in the States and did not even realize how different that part would be down here.
I also had to go to the bank that our son's school uses to pay for his books and uniform. Here, most government offices and schools do not accept money in their offices. They give you a bill, then you go to their bank and make the payment. In some cases, you then have to take the receipt from the bank back to the government office to show that it was paid. Luckily, the school only required an email with a picture of the receipt.
No bug pictures this week. We have been burning wood that we are cleaning up from around the property all week and the smoke from the fire has seemed to keep most of the bugs away and I have no interest in looking for them if they feel they should go elsewhere. :)