We got 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) of fresh ground beef, two steaks, and 660 grams (1.5 lbs) of pork loin for a total of 142 pesos ($11.07). Ruth figures we will get eight meals for two out of that meat, so that's pretty good! Then it was off to the main grocery store where we bought 24 bottles of Sol beer for 192 pesos ($14.97). Have I mentioned lately that I love Mexico?! Then, it was a stop at the fruit and vegetable guy. We bought a big bag of carrots, a cauliflower, a green pepper, a bag of green beans, and a head of lettuce for a total of 45 pesos ($3.51).
The workers are making good progress on the addition here at Hacienda Contreras. Yesterday, they built the stairs leading up to the second level and balcony.
The guy in charge of the concrete work is David. He's 65 years old, and never stops!
New steps with fresh concrete
Barb was painting the kitchen area, and Ruth volunteered to give her a hand. Niko the dog was supervising!
Watched game 3 of the World Series last night. After a terrible call by the first base umpire in the fourth inning, the Texas Rangers fell apart, and Albert Pujols of the Cardinals came together, putting out three home runs in the game. Good for the Cards, they aren't going be easy to take down. Game 4 tonight, as the Cardinals take a 2-1 lead in the series.
This morning, we're going to try to hike up the top of this hill. We're going to start out on the dirt road you can see in the picture, but then we'll probably have to go through some fields to get to the top.