House and pet sitting assignment 1 of 3 is now in the books; thank you Carrie and Barry. This was a truly enjoyable experience, the birds kept the sounds of nature alive, the dogs were great companions, and the cats, well they were cats and only came around when it was time to eat.
Now I'm off the my favorite guesthouse on Isla de Vieques, The Esperanza Inn. Even though it's not right on the beach (only three doors up), its close enough. That and absolutely everything you need, bars, restaurants, convenient stores, and did I mention rum, is within a couple minute walk.
I'll only be here for a few days as Carol, the owner of house two prepares for her departure. With any luck tropical storm Danny will pass without leaving any major cleanup. The new tropical depression seems to be moving slow enough, that airports will be running on schedule.
But while I'm here, let's take a look around Esperanza and 'update' you on changes from last year. Keep in mind, this is a small place so while many things will remain the same, there is always newness and excitement.