As we approached the house, we could see lights and the front door open and there was Ruben standing on the sidewalk. He seems to have this uncanny sense of when we come and go. It is not unusual for us to go out for a few hours and when we return, within a few minutes, Ruben is at the door to see if we need anything. It is wonderful having him, literally, just around the corner.
We always perk up, no matter how tired, when we walk into the house. Everything is just as we left it the last time, with only a few things slightly moved around. It had been 5 days since the house was cleaned, so there was a bit of dust -nothing bad. We could manage until Tuesday, our regular cleaning day.
Ruben did inform us that Jazmin now has another (better) job and her cousin Mari Carmen is the new housekeeper. We hate to lose Jazmin, but Mari Carmen is very nice and seems to understand my poor attempt at communicating. We need immersion -badly.
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I didn't mention that the weather here is superb for April. The days are warm with very low humidity and pleasant breezes and the evenings are cool and refreshing. It couldn't be more perfect.