Ah, the joys of home ownership! As we were leaving Anadaré yesterday, we discovered a water leak in the hole where the shut-off valve is located. Sigh. So this morning I located the number to call for our water association, and they are looking into it. Best bet: the unapproved trench dug a month ago for another home, that burrowed under our water pipe, and poorly filled in later, is the culprit.
But I'm still realizing that needing to take care of such issues while off-island is still more difficult than if we lived there full-time.
Yes, the solution to this is pretty obvious: move there full-time!