They are coming back on Tuesday to install the ones on the other windows, that will require a 3 story ladder and we plan to leave those up through the hurricane season. So, it is especially cool that we can see through them and open a window behind them as well.
This is looking out through it from inside. Pretty cool!
When not in use, the eye bolts that they are attached to, unscrew and come out. We have small white plastic caps that cover the hole. They aren't very noticeable and the ones on the side walls and ceiling of the overhang will get painted over next month when the building gets painted.
I was most excited when I thought to ask them to put one in where we put our sat dish and now we don't need the bucket of sand to weight it down. We can just attach it to the eye bolt in the floor.
I'm going to feel a lot more comfortable about hurricanes after this. We can crack a couple of bathroom windows behind the curtains to let the pressure equalize inside and the most we should have to deal with is some rain water in the bathroom.
Other than that, we've been moving a little slow. I had some problems with my feet swelling a lot, so much that it hurt to walk and to sit. They were worse in the mornings and it really was uncomfortable. I decided to stop taking a bunch of the vitamins and minerals I take as it seemed I had my electrolytes out of whack. It took 2 days and they are normal size again. I had been taking magnesium for leg cramps and eating a lot of potassium loaded fruits - which I also stopped. I'm going to see how it goes for awhile and then add a few things back one at a time.
It's been hot, the last couple of days I went out swimming, snorkeling and just floating in the water. I had to go out a ways for the water to get cool enough to be refreshing. We've also left the AC on in the bedroom the last 2 days and we take breaks in there, we call it Alaska. Mainly, I think the problem is the lack of much wind. The water is incredibly flat and clear and there is very little breeze in the afternoons. When the onshore breeze dies, the temps soar. The locals call it hurricane weather! Great, I grow up learning about earthquake weather and now we have hurricane weather. Oddly, they are very similar. Hot and still and kind of a flat, dead air feel.
Wednesday we head back to Merida for 10 days or so. I'm anxious to see the house.
I found this pic of sandwichon on the internet for you folks who are deprived of this delicacy. I thought it was a Mexico-wide thing but from the comments it seems not to appear in other parts of the country. It's found uncovered on the counter in the bakery area generally, sold by the slice or you can order a custom one for a party.
In case you missed it, it's kept ON the counter of the bakery... like the un-refrigerated top of the counter! Usually the store is air conditioned but come on, this is a mayonnaise frosted sandwich with fish or chopped hot dogs in it - and it is room temperature? in the tropics? I will never get used to that.