Getting Organized

We seem to be slow to get our selves organized this year. We’ve all ready made 2 trips to the Comercial making sure we have enough items to fully prepare a meal, at least 2 to Waldo’s,(mexican equivelent of a dollar store) and several to the ATM to amass 24,000 pesos to pay our rent for the season. I’m still having a period of adjustment with the peso system, I’ll get better as time goes on. On this morning’s trip to the ATM the line was reasonable, only about 15-20 people, but while waiting we notice a little dog laying right in front of the door to the ATM. He would lift his head

Pup catching a breeze from air-conditioned doorway

every time the ATM door opened,  at first I thought he was wary of being stepped on, but no he was just catching the air conditioned breeze that comes out every time the ATM door is opened.  Very smart pup!

I have spent much of the last two days trying to get my new smart phone up and running here only to find out my phone isn’t international compatable. My old phone was, all I had to do was put in a mexican chip. So now I have no app for translations and or a money calculator to carry with me. Bummer! The only thing the phone will do is take pictures and then I can transfer them to the computer.

I’ve been walking to the swimming pool each morning and I’ve decided to walk back also. That old song “keep on the sunny side of the street” does not play well here.  You learn quickly to always take the shady side which caused me today to see some wild life, well more like barnyard life. At an old dilapidated building that looks like it could have been a new car show room at some time in the didtant past minus all the glass and a parking

A familiy’s barnyard

lot gone to weeds I spotted a small flock of big turkeys with tailsfanned out and on closer look there were also 2 goats. Then I saw a dad in a hammock with a toddler on his chest along with a few old broken downown cars and assorted other castaway junk it looks like this family has found a way to subsist.  I just wonder if those turkeys will still be there after the Christmas holiday!

Yesterday in order to absolve some of the frustrations over getting phone service setup I decided to take my computer to the beach and start on this blog, but better yet ran into a group of old friends and sat with them over a couple of mango margaritas and visited and caught up a bit.

Once again we ate in on our balcony, Doyle taking it very easy after one night of over doing it. I’m learning to be more accepting of his need to rest and relax. It’s helpfull that this year the TV has 3 Seattle stations and FOX news to which he is addicted. Signing off KO

PS still can’t find spell check



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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