Arriving at Alberge do Pirata in Floripa, we thought we were the only residents given the off season, but soon appeared four other English speaking foreigners; including a native Englishman who my slaves proceeded to inform that England was the source of all the world’s problems (I guess through their eyes, England did produce the LandRover Defender).
The following day we arrived in Curitiba to a great wave of excitement and relief. Since my arrival in Curitiba, it has been almost two weeks of nonstop pampering. First, I got the much promised Detroit Truetrac rear differential installed. Second, I got all of my electrics repaired so that I am a nearly functioning vehicle. Then the slaves set about to pamper me themselves; newly painted roof rack, wheels, and bumpers, new roof tent cover, new seat covers, new interior bed cushions and covers, new interior sleeping ventilation fans, cracked hood welded and painted, new windscreen washer, new motor oil and filter, new fuel filter, Eberspacher heater repaired, blower fan switch repaired, new window rain guards, new Tirfor handle, repaired campingaz compartment, new alternator, new rear hubs, and so many other things I that I have forgot to mention! I even got to meet a new mechanic; Moraz 4x4 who did the diff install and gifted me the window rain guards! We even got in a visit with Rogerio, who I had visited twice in the past.
With all this attention, I think we are doing a reset on the relationship. It was needed. The master slave relationship has been firmly reestablished.
All of the good things that have happened to me in the past two weeks were greatly assisted and influenced by Rafael Rosa and his family. They even let my poor slave live in their home; such wonderful and generous people. Thank you Rafael, Tania, Marcio, Fernanda, and Guta.