Four Peaks in snow

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Looking at my dirty feet

I have imploded in that I just can't get motivated to move out of my apartment. Not even for coffee on the roof this morning. Actually, last night was not a good night. There are, I assume, frogs that start making a racket from the creek that runs next to my apartment building. That goes on from sundown to sunup. There is the normal noise of living in a town. Central America, from what I'm seeing, is not a quiet place. My apartment neighbor has an affinity for loud TV until the wee hours of the morning. Doesn't help that it seems the walls don't block much of the noise. I got up and flushed the toilet (VERY LOUD for some reason) when the rooster was the final straw around daylight. I figure I'd give as good as I got, noise wise.

After a couple of cups of coffee and some Alive I had a better mood going on, so I started cleaning. I have a water leak in the bathroom off the room I had set up as my bedroom. After further investigation, I'm thinking that the shower leaks out the side. So, for the noise and water reasons I'm going to move into the other bedroom. This will take awhile as all my big boxes and tubs of stuff are in there now.

With no air conditioning I move slow. There has been a breeze all day so far, so it isn't bad, but it contributes to me being lazy. I've cleared out the living room, which is in the front of the apartment. It needs to be swept and mopped, but is otherwise done. Even hung curtains at the front window so my neighbors can't see in. I'm skipping over the dining area for now, and have slowly started to scrub the kitchen. I heard a gecko chirping last night, so I've decided that the droppings I've seen are from the gecko and not mice. Until otherwise proven, that's my story. Geckos don't get into stuff and chew, so protecting my food and dishes from them is easier. I will keep everything in plastic or glass containers anyway.

My feet are dirty because I go barefoot in the house, and the floor has cement dust on it (I guess that's what it is) from this place being remodeled. Everything is cement and tile here. Going barefoot is what showed me the water leaking across the floor. So, I'll take a shower in the other bathroom this evening before going to bed. Depending on how much I toss and turn and sweat, I may become a two shower a day person.

And that's all the news from here.


  1. When I spent one month in El Salvador, the roosters in the neighborhood crowed all night long. My sister-in-law would get up around 5:30 or 6:00 am and turn on the radio to merengue music. One by one radios would go on up and down the street. I think I would go crazy living in such an environment all the time, but I managed a month of it. Central America is a very noisy place!

  2. At least you have the option of another bedroom and bathroom until the leak is fixed.

    How hot is it there right now? Maybe closing the window and turning on the A/C might muffle the sound? Or perhaps some ear plugs.