It's been an incredibly busy week... I don't know where the days have gone. I've not been very good at the end of the day on writing my blog. By the time evening rolls around, I feel completely drained. It's also been a sad week. Kevin found out one of his uncles passed away... and yesterday, I found out that one of my uncles passed away. They were both in the winter of their lives and battling their own health issues, but it doesn't make the news any easier, especially when we know our parents are grieving the loss even more. So we've both had moments of low energy.
We've also had things to do every minute of each day, it seems. Yesterday, Kevin spent much of the morning taking apart the hot-water-on-demand in the guesthouse. It was becoming unreliable. One minute it would work just fine, then, other times it wouldn't. It was too finicky and we were always worrying about whether it was acting up for our guests. We say we offer hot water, so we better have hot water, and it should be guaranteed. So, Kevin took everything apart, cleaned all the lines, reassembled it and... ta da... it works like a charm now.
I finished painting in the office, prepared for my English class then went teaching.
Tomorrow is the Rio Blanco Bingo day and we somehow volunteered to make Ceviche, Banana Bread and Smoothies! That's a lot of peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing of fruits and vegetables... seems like we've been doing it for hours! Who's bright idea was it anyway (Kevin!). My little toaster oven only holds two bread tins at a time, so I just took two out... I need to go put another two in and start another batch of batter. We'll get it done. And then we'll be setting up the tables in the community center tomorrow morning, and of course, helping with the event. I'm sure it will be fun and we'll be happy we took part in helping our neighbours. Isn't that what being a neighbour is all about?
Next week however... I'm writing my book. 'Nada más,' as they say in our neck of the woods. And I'm not going to feel one bit guilty about it, either!
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