Monday, April 8, 2013

It's Getting Hot!

Today we hit 38C and tomorrow it will be above 40C.  Looks like summer will be hot and dry.  We are really starting to get desperate for water here in Nuevo Leon.  The south is really  suffering and they are trying to get water to them as fast as possible.  It's not a highly populated area but people are spead out on ranches and up in the mountains.   They 80 tankers working around the clock but most of the cattle are now dead and the fields  dry.   Nuevo Leon has agreements with Tamaulipas (a state to the east of us) that go back decades and they refuse to renegociate.   They claim they need water for crops.   As an ex-water department said, "we can always import corn, but we can't import water".   

I got off my duff today and worked on washing the trailer head to toe.   The roof wasn't too bad but the gutters were filthy not to mention the front cap.   I used a good shampoo on the gelcoat and it shined up quite a bit.   I think I found a local guy who can wax the trailer tomorrow or Wednesday.  Now that it is clean I should get a better rate.  Wow, I worked three hours.  What say you?

The peso is at it's strongest point since back in 2011.  The last two weeks have been record-breaking.  This is a shot of April 2012 to date.  Let's see how long this lasts, I'm not convinced it is a good thing.  It is to fast and there could be a slippery slope.  We've seen this before in the past.


  1. A stronger peso makes Mexico's exports more expensive and less attractive to the rest of the world. One of the major reasons most Countries are trying to keep their currency weak so they can compete in the world export market. Stronger peso is better for the locals as import products are more affordable. IMHO this tag a war is one of the bad side-effects of a Global Marketplace.

    rocmoc n AZ/Mexico