Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fixing Up Our Apartment

After nearly seven weeks of living in our apartment, we finally got a few things fixed. Most importantly, we had it painted. The walls were dirty and faded, as you can almost see in this photo:

So we hired a wonderful member our ward, Hermano Filipe ("Pipo") Álvarez, to do the painting, as shown here.

Pipo is the ward executive secretary and all-around-handyman. He painted and did some plumbing and electrical work for us.

We have been impressed by how industrious and hard-working the Peruvians are. Pipo arrived bright and early each day at 8:00 am and worked almost nonstop until 6:00 pm each evening. If we hadn't fed him lunch, we don't know whether he would have taken a lunch break or not.


robow8 said...

Looks delicious. And like lots of hard work! Lucky Elders!

Do they have molasses in Peru? just add 1 to 2 tablespoons of molasses to a cup of white sugar to make brown sugar.

robow8 said...

Oops! I meant that comment for you Thanksgiving spread!

Your apartment looks great!