Here´s a pic of our new calafone (gas hot water heater). Note the tank it is connected to. We have discovered that our family will use more than one of these tanks a week between showers, baths, and washing dishes. I am so grateful to have hot water for washing dishes though. Maybe now we will stay a little healthier for a while.
The tanks are easy to have refilled. Either we can walk a block to the tienda down the street and trade it for a full one (along with about $3 for the gas) or we can listen for the truck coming by that sells them. We can hear them coming because they use a wrench to bang on an empty tank to let us know they are on the way. Kind like an old fashioned ice cream truck. Our garbage pick up does the same thing, except it is at 6:00 a.m. Who wants to take out the trash then? But you can´t set it out any sooner because the packs of dogs on our street would have a feast.