Just about every morning since our arrival we have had a work crew outside our door sometime between 6:00 and 6:30 hoping that we will hire them to cut grass, dig a ditch or plant something. They always have suggestions as to what we need done. I think that, as long as we pay, the ideas will never cease. Watching these guys work has given us some perspective on the claims made about labor that was done before we got here. It turns out that the same amount of work that takes 144 man-hours in our absence can be accomplished in less than 20 man-hours when we are around.
Today we found out (through the grapevine) that some of the guys who live right around us are mad that we are paying guys who do not live right around us. Hopefully we will be able to navigate this delicate situation with dexterity.