It has now happened often that I run into people and they ask me “where’s Mr. Jaxon (or el gringo or Jaki) ” and I reply, “with the maestros in the mechanics’ (shop)”, people laugh and make some comment about how I lost him now he’ll become a maestro. Indeed, every afternoon for the last week Jax has been going to the shop to talk, drink Chicha and work with the maestros to finish some of the projects they have for La Casita. From our living room I hear laughs, lots of story sharing and Chicha drinking. Then around 5:30 pm Jax climbs into our house through the kitchen window which is his easy access to his new friends.
The truth is that both Don Santos, the welder and one of the hacienda’s tractor drivers, and Lluki, the carpenter and one of the maintenance guys from the farm, are both super nice people and they like Jax a lot. Plus, if Jax sits right there with them, they work in our projects, which is a huge plus in our life, because we need the masonry heater door Santos is welding and shelves Lluki is putting together for our kitchen and living room.