Submitted by oncidiumfan on Fri, 2013/07/05 - 14:12.
A ladder. The guys who work on your house will arrive by bicycle. A second ladder, step stool, sawhorse is also useful.
A sense of humor. Stuff will happen. Being able to laugh helps.
A first world vacuum cleaner if you don't like daily wet mopping.
A pair of Dockers for the slip resistant soles. Ceramic tile is slippery when wet, and it's not just in your house. There are other shoes that work, but I know Dockers have good soles for the conditions here.
As much Spanish as possible.