Monday, July 02, 2018

Yes, I am still around



The national election is over, the people have spoken, we now see that obviously the voters wanted a drastic change like the voters in the US did a year and half ago.

Besides, pests and pestilence, volcanoes and floods,  life goes on, so does nature.

I have had a few people inquire why I have been silent for awhile.

Lots of things have transpired over the last few months, the death of a dear friend and business partner, ongoing health issues and just life in general was putting priorities onto my daily life and priories.
There was quite a lot of responsibility my business partners and I had to assume on the demise of our general partner in one of our business and that took an unexpected amount of time and energy.  That is now behind us and our stress levels have almost been reduced to normal.

Everyone talks about the weather so we are not going to do that, other than say we enjoy the rain when it arrives and enjoy when it departs.

Not going to discuss the wacky politics around the world, because we can't change what is, besides when you start a debate nowadays, you get called names and are immediately shouted down if you don't agree with someones opinion, so another nixed topic.

What pissed me off this morning or I should say tweaked my clock was that lately I have been doing a lot more reading because I wind up screaming if I watch the TV much anymore.

It seems that every two minutes there are three minutes of commercials, or stories that are really not newsworthy being repeater over and over and over again to the point of being nauseous.  I guess they just have to fill the time between commercials so they either do their own promotions over and over or come up with stories about alligators crossing the road which is real news worthy in their eyes I guess.

Enough about TV.

I have lots of topics saved up, just need to be sure to have some allotted time to weight their interest.

That's all for today.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Oh Baby it's Cold Outside


As you imagine anyone living down in Mexico is enjoying the warm sandy beaches, think again.

I have mentioned it before that our house has 3 fireplaces and that is the source of heat we use. We do have a propane wall furnace that is in our bathroom, but for the most part it's the fireplaces that we rely on.

I wish we were on the warm sandy beaches right now.

It is cold at night and as soon as the sun sets, get out the sweater and stoke the fire.
Last week it had dropped down into the mid 30's at night, and that's on the chilly side.

This week we have been hovering in the 40's at night and 60's during the day. Since we live a little ways out of town, up the mountain, we general will get about 5 or 6 degrees colder than town which is down in a bowl, surrounding a lake.

I think it 's time to start thinking about a jaunt to the low sea level beaches of Zihuatanejo where currently its in the mid to high 80's.

Or finish building the greenhouse we have been planning and put a lawn chair in there along with some ice tea.

We'll see.


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

We are waiting for the shakedown period to end.



There is a new joint in town. This one is down the road from our house, so if it's decent it will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
Actually anything new is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
It is located on the east side of the hiway, down about 1 km from Los Tanques.

The sign says they have a variety of food from seafood to meats, in addition to hamburgers and comida tradicional which can include pretty much anything.

It opened up a few days ago and we'll see how well it survives. The location should be great for them, since thousands of cars pass that location each day.  It is located about 1.0km down the hill from Los Tanques.

We haven't had the opportunity to slow the car down and visit the place.  So far we have seen about a half dozen cars parked. They also have an extensive kiddy entertainment area, so the little precious children should be plenty occupied with plastic animals which they can ride on and scream their little lungs out.

Today is our day for seafood, at our local place, so perhaps we will visit Don Beto's in the next few days and become the guinea pig for the experiment.  I would usually wait about a month or two to allow them to get all the bugs out of the operation, before arriving to overly criticize the operation.

I would imagine they will have the same boring selection that ever other place has, including hot dogs strategically placed on either your spaghetti or cheeseburger.

More later.