9:10 – Get up, decide I’m in slob total mode today and write the journal for yesterday.
10:30 – Leo and I walk into town, have coffee, visit the Church, wander some more, buy something for mosquito bites (which turns out to be ammonia, and also doesn’t appear to do anything, but it does hurt like hell and that’s the next best thing, isn’t it?), have lunch in the Mexican place, get called by Mariana to see if we want a lift back to the House (but our food is just arriving as this happens, so no, but thank you), then have a coffee and then a gelato. Then we walk back to the House. More or less a successful morning off, then.
The area around the House is actually fairly fully sketched out – I’d thought that after three years it was still wilderness out there, but in fact there are streets (that have names), and even a municipal square. But no buildings yet, mostly. In my experience of these matters in the UK, things like squares or parks are what is left over when they’ve made the buildings. Perhaps this is a better way.
14:45 – Back in the House. I shower quickly. Discover I’m on Tea and Coffee with Carolina.
15:15 – House meeting.
Ignacio has decided that we should perform Bicycletta / Raton Acido for Tea.
15:45 – Begin Tea preparation.
16:12 – Run away to collect my guitar. Ignacio has decided that it would be better to perform Savannah (cortada).
16:15 – We do so. It is underwhelming somewhat. The Director coughs at the right moment to inform me as to what is underwhelming about it.
House work is going on, but there is currently not a task for me, so I go to the room and rework Savannah with Leo.
Barbara comes up with a task for me – making the beds in the rooms prepared for tomorrow’s new arrivals.
After this I go back to the room and work on Navajazo with Leo and Ignacio, then back to the kitchen to prepare T&C for Dinner. Then back to the room, which is also Green at this moment.
7:35 – We enter the Dining Room and play . It feels fairly solid. The reception is not wild, but it doesn’t feel like our fault or the fault of the piece.
21:30 – There is a meeting to present the second part of Lunatica. I sit in to observe, but it splits into small groups fairly quickly, so I repair back upstairs, eventually joining Ignacio and Leo to pull New Stuff out of the air.
22:30 – Meeting to present Invocation, the Third Relation exercise and Asturias culminating in a playthrough of Asturias.
0:00 – Lighthouse Keepers meet in the Ballroom for a recapitulation session – Urgente, Savannah, Bicycletta, Raton Acido, then Ignacio calls Evil, then El Navajazo, Tiki and finally Zombies. The latter two work very well in spontaneous trio arrangements. I did enjoy hearing Orchestral Tiki over the past few days, though.