In the Lion's Den
Trip Start Mar 01, 2014
45Trip End Apr 05, 2014
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There are chores on vacation, one of them is laundry. This washing machine is quite complicated with way too many cycle choices. Appliances should just have an off and on button especially when you are renting out your home. This would prevent, I am sure, many repair bills. I have arrived to a dial that is not working properly on a brand new washer. Fernando showed me the trick, but each time I have used it, things are slightly different and getting a little worse. Even the soap dispenser is complicated. I believe there will be a repair in the near future. The dryer, simple.
The dishwasher is a Bausch just like home but instead of one button, there are two to start the operation
It is cooler today and a little overcast. Tony has stocked up the firewood basket and prepared the outdoor fire for pork shish kabobs this evening, I have cleaned out the fridge and made a "melenzana", an Italian dish Tony's mom makes with potatoes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, eggplant and zucchini. I have added a hot pepper and a few leftover broad beans. It is like a vegetable stew. Grocery list is started and our plans are tentatively made for our remaining days here.
We watched two movies today, very old movies that were on television. "Billy the Kid" is always an entertaining story, this time the acting a little better. The other was with Louis Gosset Jr. Wish I could remember the title, but he is an actor I love, ever since Roots. A quiet lazy day. We felt like we were at the cottage with the fire roaring on a May weekend. The only difference being we sipped a white port aperitif on ice, a treat Mike left behind. Thank you Mike.
Dinner was good, the fire was warm. We Face timed our family and that was great! I miss them.