Ramiro came at 11:30 and fixed the fridge. He replaced the motor, the freon, tinkered with whatever and we now have a fully functioning refrigerator. In fact, Mr. C has made his first batch of ice cream. Strawberry. Yummm.
Jaime the Contractor came by this afternoon to measure for a big paint job (the entire house), and a tiling job in the two half baths. He'll come back tomorrow with the (bad) news on the cost and how much paint we need to buy. It's going to be a mess; he has to remove ALL the old paint from the exterior of the house so he can slather the walls with a water repellent treatment. But we'll go to Jack's to avoid the mess.