I was happily (if sleepily) teaching class this morning when I received a text message from Hubby telling me it was urgent to call him. When I see urgent now, I automatically think "something horrible has happened to my baby", total mama response. So, in hearing that nothing is wrong with Max, any other news pales in comparison and really can't be that bad. Hubby was calling to notify me that we had just been robbed. At 7:30 am, broad daylight, with people all around. The neighbours saw someone coming down the building stairs with their arms full of copper pipe and called the cops. The neighbour and the cops gave chase, but to no avail, thief and pipes gone gone gone. This might not seem like a big deal, and in the grand scheme of things, it's not, but copper is EXPENSIVE and we don't have water! I didn't quite understand why anyone would steal pipes, but discussing it this morning, turns out thieves can get 200 pesos per kilo of copper. I don't even want to know what it's going to cost us to replace those pipes. Since we won't have water til we do replace them, I guess I will find out pretty quick just how much. So, not a horrible tragedy, just a royal pain in the ass and a scary moment thinking something really bad had happened.
Being as camera crazy as I am, of course I have pics for you! (Not nearly as pretty as the vacation pics below, sorry, no making plumbing look pretty!)
The Roof (the arrow shows where he cut the pipe)
Ok, while writing this post, the lovely super handy man K showed up (thank goodness for local forums and cries for help). He'll be replacing the pipes with plastic, not copper, so it's not going to break the bank, thanks K and thanks www.cancuncare.com for the fabulous folks in the forum!!