After living in Belize for almost 7 years, I can totally imagine what it was like in the wild west some times. We were recently sent back to the pioneer days after our washing machine broke down. I remember when we first moved here and lived in the downtown San Pedro core, in a 1 bedroom apt which did not have laundry. There were 2 laundry services in town at the time, but I do care to use the dryer for my clothes so I often ended up hand washing my stuff.
Raul came to look at it Sunday and said a switch was broken and it would be later in the week that we might get a fix – ugh.
I was totally not in the mood to do bucket laundry tonight, but I am attending a National AIDS Commission Induction Ceremony and Luncheon at El Divino on Thursday. Since I do not want show up looking like a tomboy as a representative for the Belize Red Cross. I decided that advance prep would be better under the circumstances, not only am I dealing with being washer-less, it has been so hot lately that one wear is all I have been giving my clothes.
For fun I decided to look up a couple of posts from our pioneer days. I picked 2 from when we were still relatively new here – just over a year. My plastic bucket collection that I won at a Dia De San Pedro back in 2007 and the time Dianne and Tracy Quicksilver Messenger Service saved the day and our water supply. I had 3 buckets of laundry on the go and we were about to be cut off due to a missed placed bill due to the hullabaloo between Hurricane Dean and Hurricane Felix.
I brought my camera to town today to snap some pics, so you re saved from pics of my underwear hanging on the drying rack in my shower. As I was going through the pictures to pick a few, I had to laugh I even got one the bucket stores as I was taking a picture of Raymond who works for Grand Caribe and Banana Beach driving down middle street with a Polaris full of empty water jugs.