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Manabi Ecuador-

Some of you might remember my post from December, “Manana Means Not Today.”    I am pleased to report that manana finally arrived today, almost four months late!

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Gatito the carpenter eyed the (slight) water damage from the poorly-installed window then slowly rubbed his jaw as we discussed those old tablas (boards) that his crew failed to replace and sundry other details that were never finished.

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On parting we agreed that work would resume on Tuesday, and we shook hands.

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“Martes,” I looked him in the eye and held it for a few seconds more than needed.

“Martes,” he nodded.

“Martes in six days,”  I said, “and not Martes in August.”

He laughed, and I laughed, and most likely he will honor his promise.

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Gatito’s father – “Pancho”

Anyone want to place a bet?  Will he show up on Tuesday or not?

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