Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 -- Month #13 - Week #59 - Day #408 - El Dorado, La Entrada, Copan

March 30, 2016

Wednesday! In the morning we went over to Santa Luz (about a mile from La Entrada) and found some lovely people to teach about Easter and the Atonement. They liked my eyes a lot. Very blue, very pretty. Apparently their grandmother had blue eyes as well. But, nice people all the same.
Walking back from Santa Luz!


(A little bright and sunny!  Kinda squinty! :)
And then we had lunch with Hna Olympia, and did a whole bunch of visits. We also finally discovered where one of the members lives, so we'll be able to visit her as well.
In the lunchtime news we heard that apparently someone had stolen the electrical transformer in the water treatment plant or whatever, and that's why no one has water. They steal the transformer and then sell the copper coils inside. Yeah. So I'm guessing we'll be a few more days without water until they get the situation figured out.

The news was also talking about some public controversy (is that how you spell that?) over where they should put the new cemetery. Apparently we've got some touchy people, but a whole bunch of dead ones. And most of the land around here is actually pretty rocky because of all the mountains and everything, but it's super green with plants all over. Just lots of dust. Sooooo much dust.

And Hna Cruz informed me that the spatulas of silicon or plastic that are used to scrape out the bowls with cake batter and whatnot are called "la miserable", or the miserable one, because they don't leave anything behind to lick and enjoy. Sad little spatulas!

And we also emptied out the 15 gallons of water we had in the pila, stored it in buckets and a 5 gallon water jug, and scrubbed the pila so it would be all nice and clean when the water comes. Because we still don't have water in the house or bathroom or pila. But we have a beautiful pila that's ready! It's actually pretty deep. To open the plug at the bottom I have to balance my hips on the edge and lean forwards almost upside down to reach the plug. I don't know how short people would do it. Perhaps they have to jump in the pila. But to clean a pila you drain out all the water with most of the dirt and leaves and whatnot that accumulates at the bottom, then you splash a little water on the sides and sprinkle on some powdered laundry detergent. Then you grab your broom and start scrubbing. Then splash everything with water until the soap is washed away, and replace the plug. And there you go. Clean pila.

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