The 'Happy Day' picture above is from Bruski Bibs
A new maid!
This is a red letter day for me! Whoopee! I have a new maid. She's a Garífuna lady from Corozal, a small Garífuna village outside La Ceiba. I found her through a friend N., whose maid had a friend looking for work. A funny story is that my neighbor S. tried to steal her away before I even met her.
N. said that she would ask her maid to bring the woman and that IF (big if) she showed up, my friend would drive her over. Well, I forgot to turn on my phone this morning, so N. called S. the neighbor to try to relay a message to me. My neighbor's maid hasn't shown up for 3 days and she thinks her maid quit, so she tried to steal this one away from me!
Luckily my friend pitied me more than the neighbor and wouldn't allow it. I don't blame S. I would have done the same thing. We are shameless that way. It is THAT hard to find women who want to work in La Ceiba.
Gosh, I hope she comes back on Monday. You just never know.
Oh, and the best part: She's supposed to be a pretty good cook. I usually do the cooking here, but she's going to teach me how to make sopa de caracol (conch soup).