At Central Park today, one local old man who wanted to impress me with his Ingles, looked at me and said “Very slow!” To that I replied “Muy despacio!” He went on to say something like “at this rate it will take years instead of months. ” 🙂
They are currently using a small hand mixer of concrete and wheelbarrows to make and pour the cement base to the central circle in and around the kiosk, one square at a time. Yes, there are cement trucks here that could come in and pour the whole floor in one day, after the forms are built of course. Maybe there is something romantic about doing it the old fashion way?
“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.”
– Charlie Chaplin
Yep! Just a little while after I posted this I felt the whole house shake, like a giant stepped on the ground by the house. THEN – the “aftershock” or second shake was much larger and more violent. The neighbor dogs are still barking from it. Nine days ago we had one at 5 on the richter scale. A funny feeling!