Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

We have had a leak in our master bathroom for a while now. It looked to me like the leak was coming out between the base of the toilet and the floor. It’s been weird because some days it was there and some days it seemed it wasn’t.

I let our landlord know and nothing happened for a couple of weeks. Over time the leak became worse and I began to be more insistent to get it fixed. Last Friday a guy showed up and ripped the toilet out and re-set it.

Unfortunately by Saturday night there was water on our floor again. I let the landlord know the guy needed to come back. On Monday I was told the guy would be here but he never showed up. On Tuesday the landlord discovered that water had been leaking down the wall from our bathroom and dripping into a book case in one of their rooms below us. Everything in that book case was soaked.

Yesterday men showed up in earnest and started tearing the bathroom wall open to find the leak. After a day and a half of banging, clanging, and stomping through our apartment, I believe the leak is fixed. Our bathroom has been put back together and we are back in business to do our business in there.

I’m actually impressed how fast this got fixed once the landlord realized the extent of the problem. I’m not sure I would be able to get half a tiled wall ripped open, pipes replaced, and wall re-tiled in a day and a half in the States. Maybe.

Because we are banging, clanging, and stomping adverse, we headed out today for lunch at Taj Mahal for Shawarmas. They really are good. Chase was volunteering today with the elementary students to help them with their homework, so after lunch we went in different directions.

Heidi, Easton, and I headed to the bus terminal to buy tickets for our trip to the coast. We are all leaving tomorrow and hitting some of our favorite places along the Ecuadorian pacific ocean for a few days. Ahhh, sand and surf…I can’t wait! 🙂

Before we went back home we stopped in at Tostao’s for a coffee. I’ve said many times this is my favorite coffee hangout in Cuenca. I’ve been there a lot and never had a bad cappuccino…until today. It wasn’t truly “bad”, but it just missed the flavor I have grown used to. Even the artwork in the foam failed. I guess everyone is entitled to a bad day.

Coffee Art

We have gone from Coffee Art…

coffee art fail

…to the Coffee Blob











We had an amazing fire-orange sky at sunset in Ecuador. Enjoy!

Sunset's splendor

Sunset’s splendor…