Part of this is checking over the old broken parts of things, making sure that the repairs that were made to prepare them as "emergency replacements" are still good. Things like toilet tank filler valves....like water heater pilot light "mechas" (pilot assemblies, and also matches).....kerosene lantern wicks and oil...and batteries AAA, AA, C, & D....and candles.....and the first-aid, especially benedryl (for folks who might react to bee stings and other insects) and a hundred other items and procedures.
Alvaro did a repair job on our beautiful, "street" facing rock wall (called a 'barda' in Spanish) because it had developed a bit of a "grieta" (lightning bolt shaped crack). But now, that has been fixed according to our neighbour at the Hacienda de la Vega..."....y muy bien hecho (...and very well done)", according to him.
Anyway, you all need to email Diana with any questions about reservations or whatever might interest your curiosity during my absence. I should be out for a couple of weeks before returning for a very brief stay during the first week of February. I'll look forward to added some more tales of the Quinta at that time.
Thanks for your time and interest!
El Gringo Viejo