Time for a new life and house update, click here if you would like to see the Guatemala archives.
It has been another busy month around here, as I had to get back to real life after my brother visited for a full month and BF and I broke up. I came back home from the city after dropping my brother at the airport, not feeling like doing much, and thankfully, while I was away, the guys worked hard on the house, and while they had packed their tools and left, I came back to half a dozen guests to keep me company.
At home, the new room is fully finished, and I love it.
That is it, seen from the area the Airbnb guests actually stay in. So we each have our space.
The room is a bit smaller than the other one, but nice and cosy, with a comfy queen size bed and storage all around. Note how the stones are sealed around so no nasty insect comes in at night.
The view from the bed makes you feels like you are on a cruise
And then you go out to a terrace with seating area and hammock (comfy pillows will come soon!).
On top, you have a bar area where instead of going for wooden doors we went for steel, so we can lock them and keep the liquor outside when we go away.
The stools are wooden though.
And it has a great view over the lake as well. We will put a toaster oven and cooking hobs so we can have dinner there if guests are having dinner on the other terrace.
That means the workers are finally OUT of the house, yay for peaceful mornings! I am only keeping one handyman who mostly works on the land development keeping it neat and clean, and comes over once a week to garden, and his sister comes to clean when there are Airbnb guests. Otherwise I just clean myself, which I prefer over having someone in my house.
The animals are now living downstairs by the lake, they didn’t do too good while we were away for a month, the big turkey died probably of old age, and his lady only managed to keep alive one heir that I think is female, so Christmas may mark the end of the turkeys for us. The hens have had a hard time breeding as well, looks like a kind of rackoon eats the chicks when they are a couple of weeks old. It has been frustrating.
Thankfully, Little Great Dane Napoleon is still the cutest dog in Central America (don’t blame me for being a proud momma!) and he is growing at light speed:
He is a very spoiled and delicate only child, who now needs a pillow to sleep in the car! He wouldn’t leave that blue pillow, or otherwise sleep on my lap as I was driving, and I had to chase him back to his seat (the back seat was full with a book donation I received so he couldn’t ride in the back). If BF’s saying that the finer a dog his, the purest his breed, then Napoleon is true blue blood! At home he won’t sleep on the floor if there is a mattress or a pillow nearby. BF’s house is carpeted in Guatemala City, and we always find him on the rug that is on top of the carpet, like the carpet is not soft enough… But he is also a real trooper when I take him for long walks or when he has to ride in the car for 8 hours when we go back home.
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