My next update will include some before-and-after photos of Ashika's "manny/peddy". Her paint and varnish was really showing her age. I'm just a bit overwhelmed by how much we've taken on. Dois took on the outside and me, I thought I was getting the good end the deal by taking on the inside. Hmm... Dois may have noticed there are miles and miles of teak down here and tiny little holes in the walls for ventilation (also called port holes). He's so smart that way.
We found a huge swap meet in Ensenada. It wasn't that hard to find really, I think it's the size of Garden Grove. It's right next to the equally huge Farmer's market every weekend. I can fill my backpack with all kinds of fresh fruit and vegetables and have spent 200 pesos. Thats a smidge more than 10 dollars. The swap meet stalls are filled with every American product ever consumed. I have seen several things from my past there. We are the only gringo's wandering around and I like it because no one is trying to sell me anything, not one thing. I think they know I've owned most of this stuff. It's a great place to find tools though and I found a great old soldering gun. It looks like it's from the sixty's and the tip gets red hot in 3 seconds. Great for working acrylic canvas. What? You thought I was going to solder something electronic? I'll let Dois borrow it.