Today was the most gorgeous day. It was the nicest day we've experienced so far in terms of weather. Beautiful blue skies, 25°C, with a slight breeze... and just when I was getting hot working in the garden there was a misty rain to cool me off. This particular mist is caused by the east wind colliding with the west wind over the mountains. It's the oddest thing; blue skies and a very light rain all at the same time.
Martín opened all the ponds (which means there is water flowing in all ponds) and it looks fabulous. I love seeing the ponds full. He also cleaned out the chicken coop, so our ladies are happy (I'm not sure they really care all that much, but I like it when it's clean – much nicer experience for Kevin and me). We collected 7 eggs today, and I have to admit, it's still just as exciting as the first time. Martín also cut the grass and Clara weeded the flower gardens so everything is looking really tidy.
I spent much of the day weeding in the vegetable garden... two weeks' worth of weeds awaited my return. Weeding is not my favourite chore, but today, I rather enjoyed it. Kevin worked on the guesthouse. He finished installing the new light fixtures I bought at Ikea while I was in Canada. They look great! I'm so pleased. And he also finished putting the shower back together. Everything is now in good working order and freshly painted. Then, the Sky technicians came to install a second satellite box for the guesthouse. We want our guests to have the option to watch some TV or movie in the evenings. Since it gets dark by
6 pm, we want to make sure they will be comfortable and relaxed in this space.
Tomorrow, our friend Paul arrives from Canada for a two-week visit. We can't wait to see him.
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