Well not exactly aliens, but Mexican pop up advertising that won’t go away until I log off completely.  So now I’m sharing the big computer with the Senor.  Now the main purpose of the big computer is to watch TV which we access “Sling Media” thru our home satellite giving us the exact same programing we have at home.  From the computer we use a USB cord to send it to the flat screen TV.  It’s all magic to me, but it works and the Senor is blissful spending huge amount of time watching all his favorites. We will see how well this sharing works.  Fortunately he sleeps later than me and goes to bed earlier.

Interesting Art/sculptur
Interesting Art/sculptur

I set out yesterday to check out the fabric store one more time as I wanted to buy that nice gauzy, no need to iron fabric that the store carry lots of shirts and pants made from.  None to be found there, now it looks to me to be the most popular fabric for shorts and pants ready-made, but no fabric on bolts. This amazes me.  But then many thing in Mexico amaze me, some good some puzzling. I like the fact that things are repaired and not just discarded. With in a two block radius I found 2 electrical repair shops repairing everything from washers, refrigerator s to microwaves and other small appliances, and a TV repair shop where he works on the covered side walk where it is cooler.  There are a half-dozen shoe repair shops in El Centro, but at home we only have 2 shoe repair shops in the entire county and they are 20 miles apart. I do find it puzzling that I can’t find the fabric I would like and the fact there are no patterns in the fabric store.  But such is Mexico.

Small statue of El Pecador.  If I were wealthy it would be mine.
Small statue of El Pecador. If I were wealthy it would be mine.

Coming back from the fabric store I stopped to buy 2 DVD’s that I’ve been wanting to see, Philomena and Nebraska.  We’ve had poor luck seeing the movies at the theatre we wanted to see here.  One turned out to be in Spanish even though it was listed as in English and last night we opted to see the late showing of  American Hustle when we arrived at 9 we were told it was only at 6:30,  even though the sign says it’s also at 9.  From now on we will be asking the nice young man at the box office way ahead of time and not believe everything we read.  Before leaving for the movie we were treated to a man playing keyboard and singing opera below our balcony.

Opera singer below our balcony
Opera singer below our balcony

The man has a fantastic voice that filled the whole street with beautiful music.  We laughed that he was the warm up performer for young band that plays under the balcony every Thursday and Saturday. It’s not that we don’t enjoy the band, but they have been serenading us twice weekly for almost 2 months now and we opted to go to the movie instead.  Since we didn’t get to see the movie, we then opted for ice cream up on the street  by the basketball court. I love Mexican ice cream, at home I would never order plain old bland vanilla, but here the vanilla has such a rich flavor and a beautiful color and is so good. On our way back we noticed the Baracruda had a sign out advertising the Steve Allen Show , and since they are favorites of ours we went in as did many others all waiting in anticipation.  Don’t know what the issue was but an hour later when there was only recorded CCR music we left, as did everyone else in the place.  The stage was still set with the salsa band’s equipment, we questioned it was a case of false advertising, but we don’t know the whole story yet.

Friday morning we went out for breakfast  at the Pancake House.  The Senor and I frequently order one meal and an extra plate and s

Half order of hotcakes
Half order of hotcakes

hare.  This morning we ordered 3 hotcakes, juice and coffee and an extra plate so we could share.  This was the first time we had every had our shared meal served quite this way, not that it’s a problem, just Mexico. On to the Commercial for probably our last shopping trip and back for siesta  before going out to dinner tonight.  Our days are so busy, but a slow relaxing busy.  Signing off KO

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like , but I plan on doing more. After working full time at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer of 22 I have decided to retire completely and forever. Prior to that I was semi retired as a Wedding Officiant I officiated at about 20 weddings a season, and with my small delivery service I handled the distribution of a local high-quality Home and Garden magazine . Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency. I now plan to travel to new places and exciting places, getting ready to do that as a solo as the Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that. For hobbies I'm a reader and love my kindle. And I enjoy writing.

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