Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Zelaya is one of the most unpopular presidents in the history of Honduras. Most of it does not have to do with the economy, because in spite of him increasing the minimum wage he is very unpopular. The reasons are corruption pure and simple.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wouldn´t you know I would be busy on the phone with a driver and the rain starts to come down right on the inside of the Cabby..My neighbor went bananas trying to get my attention to let me know it was raining..she finally set off the alarm on it on purpose so I would look outside. lol. Then I squawked, dropped the phone, got the keys and ran to put up the roof. We laughed about it later. I tend to leave the top down during the day if it is not raining, because the neighborhood is fairly safe. I just set the alarm and no one bothers it. What a day yesterday was.
Today is going to be pretty busy to. The contractor is coming to take some more measurements, bring some sketches and go over the details while we wait for the cured wood to be completed. He is going to be pulling the wood out of the ceiling that we have and see what is usable and what isn´t we have to discuss the new central air units going in upstairs as well. The last thing is going to be replacing windows with the style I want. There is a new French style popular here I just adore, but I will have to ok that with the mister first. He is already grumbling about the cost of the ceramic tiles I picked for the stairs.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Looks like the rain has finally arrived. We are chopping down the fields, burning, and replanting for the cows in Olancho so that there will be plenty of food for them in the dry season. I am planting 8 avocado trees, 8 mango trees, and 8 sour orange trees this season too. Don´t ask why 8 of each it just seemed like a good number to start with so I will go from there.
We have bought some milk cows that have just been weaned to add to the small flock we have. However, a little at a time will eventually get us to where we want to be. Our caretaker is thankfully very trustworthy. He works hard and is content with the way we are toward them.
We shall see how the rain season goes. Hopefully there won´t be much flooding or too many storms this season.
I still laugh when I think about the cows. My husband had been in the states and not been out to the property recently so he decided to go visit the bull, Cherokee. We bought him when he was just barely weaned 2 years ago. He is a beautiful, white Brahman bull and he chased my poor husband up the tree and was head butting the tree for half an hour before anyone could get him to get interested in anything else. He got his horns clipped after that though. My husband is pretty stubborn so he wasn´t amused when I was rolling in laughter and said´, ¨Good boy, Cherokee.¨