Finally, the Camera is Back On-Line

It has been a long process but the Live Cam page is now getting updated again. The history is: A lightening strike totaled some equipment including the previous web camera. I ordered a replacement but it actually didn’t interface with the way I wanted to talk to the camera. I ordered a replacement like the […]

Coffee, anyone?

Well, like virtually anywhere in Guatemala, coffee is not new but how we are making it is. Introducing Sr. Jura, our new family member. Of, more specifically, Jura E8. He is now in charge of making your coffee. This is an automatic coffee maker. You just push a button (push twice for twice as much) […]

No-Drive Getaway Weekend

If you are looking for an low-stress and inexpensive weekend getaway, here is a possible option. Take a public bus to San Antonio Palopó, have lunch in town, watch the sunset, have an early breakfast here, take a boat to the Sunday market in San Lucas and then return to Guatemala City via public bus. […]

Of Figs and Hot Tubs

Well, the figs are maturing (as are the mangos). The mangos are new this year with two small trees. Last year we had figs but we had to “share” them. What that means is that the birds got about 75%. I would be OK with 50-50. Let’s see how this year goes. The rains have […]

Almost Solar Power

That is, solar power for almost everything. If you compare the home page photo with this one you can see what the external changes look like. Four 280W solar panels added to the roof. Inside the changes are more extreme. Batteries, PV controller, inverter/charger and some “always on” circuits. It’s all good for us and […]