The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Buenos Dias!

Hi there.... see how nice the garden looks.  If you have been following the progress, this is pretty amazing.
This time I returned to house problems.  First, a leak in the water system, where water was mysteriously disappearing.  That one has been solved, sorta... the leak is slower... I think.  Thanks to two of the three Juans, Don Juan and his son, Don Juanito, age seven.  It was fun to watch the boy work so professionally helping is father.  Hmmm... how much would he make as a plumber's helper in Boston?.... $90 US an hour! 

Secondly, la luz, the electricity in this area simply sucks.  I have no idea why, maybe a faulty transformer.  Yesterday, it was out for a while, a rarity, but now that it is back, it fluctuates, pulses like crazy, which none of the electronics and appliances appreciates.  However, that the way it is and we deal.  I have large voltage regulators in most of the rooms.  Actually, yesterday, there was power, but only enough to dimly light the smallest of bulbs and I think that does damage, too, so I unplug what I can.

At any rate, I have had lots of exercise climbing up to the roof to check the water and noticed this fine shot this morning.


Anonymous said...

I love the way the wall in the front looks.

Christopher Stowens said...

Things look good for the beginning of the long dry season.