Every so often, people write and ask about day-to-day life here. The article about landslides was a pretty stark example, I’ll admit. Over the next few weeks, I’ll try to include some of the more mundane aspects of life on the Altiplano and in the inter-Andean valleys where we live and work. Here’s a brief one for today. In November, we contracted to have our roof drainage from the church repaired. The problem was the underground connection, so it needed excavation. The work continues because (1) you can’t always work in the rainy season, and, (2) as in any country, good workers are hard to find. We finally have one. His name is Lucio, and he brings his cows with him. That, by the way, is how we mow the lawn. See the lawnmower above.

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