Somewhere back in Mexico, I recall having the brilliant idea of starting a new website: www.RoofDogs.com It would become an instant web sensation and earn us wheelbarrows full of advertising dollars as the roof dog photo craze caught on. Well, I never got around to that one, so a photo here will have to suffice.
An endorsement: el calentador de agua. I think our last one fried itself back Honduras and I had never seen one since (I wasn’t looking too hard.) I was walking down the street in Montevideo and a hardware store had 4 different kinds. I went with the $2 version that’s actually 500W! I’ve already melted it and burned myself, but it’s damn easy to heat water in the morning if we have electricity. If you can make coffee while simultaneously risking/avoiding electrocution, then you must be living right.
Endorsement #2: Gigantic concrete sinks.
Endorsement #3: The wifi-range extender. I picked one up in the U.S. before we returned, and it’s been like a miracle. I don’t know why I never had one of these before – an absolute necessity if you live in a van and scour internet from the ether. This one claims to have a range of 1 km, and I might actually believe it.
#4 – hammocks.
#5 – Sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean in South America. It’s like we’re getting away with something.
#6 – pancakes.
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson