Thursday, July 17, 2008

Piano!

Today Manolo (landlord and amigo) repaired the electric piano.  Val had me look up sheet music to  Sarah Bareille's Love Song, so I practiced about and hour.  

I made Susan's Best Soup today for lunch- -all the leftovers from the refrigerator into a pot, add water and spices and simmer an hour or so.  Jim and I liked it, Val had half a bowl and K passed.  Then we exploded hot dogs in the microwave.  (Remember to remove plastic casings on individual dogs before cooking next time.  Lucky I made this mistake in microwave and not broiling them in the oven.)  Not bad tasting.

Today is Thursday.  It has been drizzling or raining all day so far.  No trip to the market today.

The drier in the house works great.  Close the windows on the third floor (Val's room) to let it heat up to about 80-85 degrees.  Hang clothes on cloths line or hammock up there.  Towels do well off the second floor balcony.

We found bats, about three or four, sleeping in the eaves of Val's room this morning.  They haven't left yet.  Saw a pair of Toucanettes outside the window of the master bedroom today. Jim suspects they have a nest nearby.  They are parrot green with thick black beaks, but smaller than toucans.  Still working on adding photos to this site.

2 Comments:

At July 17, 2008 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Jonathan said...

Susan,

Keep on writing!!! I love it.

 
At July 19, 2008 at 8:41 PM , Blogger JoeS said...

Susan, glad to hear all is going well. Sounds like you're having fun! We are enjoying the blog! Nicki is doing great! Danielle is so good with him and very responsible!

 

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