Thursday, January 14, 2010

14th January

Today was Stormy's first experience in the market. She was a bit overwhelmed with all the different sounds and smells and stayed very close to us. While there, we were approached by a man who also had a dalmatian; an eight month old male. Quite a coincidence.
While out at the property, we watched the workers dig out the footings for the lower level of the master bedroom/studio space. They were also putting in the forms in preparation of pouring the foundation for the service zone and the kitchen/dining area. I am amazed how much earth these guys can move in a day. The ground is hard and full of boulder sized rocks. The workers just keep plugging away.
This afternoon, we hung out in our room enjoying the breeze coming off the ocean. I gave Stormy a squeeky toy and about died laughing. It didn't take her long to figure out how to make it squeek. She continued to make the toy squeek in all sorts of ways and would pounce on it when it got away. She went at it for more than an hour before I finally took it away from her.
Doug's back has been hurting so he went down to the spa here in Vichayito to get a massage; his second in a week. It seemed to have helped some, but he still seems to be in a lot of discomfort. The manager at the spa said there is a women in Mancora who is a "bone specialist" that Doug may try if he doesn't get any relief soon.
Beautiful weather again today; hot at about 11:00 a.m., but the breeze off the ocean keeps things comfortable. Highs today were about 88 degrees with humidity around 70%. Each day we appreciate our view from our property more and more. The view from our room in Vichayito is nice, but not nearly as wonderful.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I found a way to make a comment! She is adorable! I'd have been laughing about her pedicure when I saw it, too, if you hadn't already warned me!! What a riot. Did they ever find her original papers in Houston? She is going to be a good companion for you...I laughed at the squeaky toy story. Andrea's roommate has a yellow lab puppy - about the same age, so I knew exactly what she was doing. I'm sure she was soooo glad to be out of the crate at the airport and free.

    Your experiences will make you the expert on what to do on all kinds of things. You could write a "How to" book for other future Peruvian "newbies"! (Just what you need...another project!)

    Can't wait for your next blog. Love the pictures you include!