THE SUN RISES over yonder, and I get a great view from my upstairs terraza. Just thought I would share.
Switching focus now, we just completed our annual cleaning of the underground cistern. It goes like this: We turn off the incoming municipal water supply. We wait about a week, and the cistern is empty. All used up!
We descend via ladder, sweep and mop, and flip the water supply back on again. It takes about two days to refill, 9,000 liters. We toss in a bottle of bleach to kill cooties.
It now sports a concrete top with an square, entry door just big enough for one person to descend by ladder.
So, we’re set for another year. You still don’t want to drink the tap water in the Hacienda, but it’s likely fresher than you’ll find in most Mexican homes.
And after the labor, I get to do what I prefer doing: