Sunday, December 07, 2014

Missed the date

The date was suppose to be December 1. That was the date that the road was suppose to be finished. But that was the story that was being passed around in the colonia.

For all we know, it could have been December 1 of 2015.

Typically if you ask, 10 people here, you will get 9 different answers, so it's any one's guess when the road will be finished. My guess is that is will never really be finished, well that isn't fair, there is always some finishing date, but realistically it looks like it will be another 6 months at least before the vestige of heavy equipment will be moved to some other improvement location.

Then again, quote Hillary Clinton , " what difference does it make?"

It will get done when it gets done.

This whole time thing is way out of proportion, and down here, you just learn that it really isn't that important.
Will the sun quit shining if the road isn't finished?
Will the moon not become full each month just as usual?

So, yes it will be nice that the road will have some finish date to it, but who cares?  Day to day life is more important than worrying about when the road will have it's final inspection and approval. I am sure by that date there will already be several accidents on the road from people driving or going to fast or trying to pass someone on one of the curves on the road. You know the driver, the guy that is following you, looking for that special extra meter that he thinks will make his car safely pass your slow moving car. You know the driver, he's the one that is memorialized on each highway at some blind corner, by a handful of crucifixes or statues of the Blessed Virgin, on the side of that stretch of road where his judgement just quite didn't take into account that the huge logging truck that he ran into head on, was actually going about twice as fast as he imagined.

So, in the meantime life goes on, for us, traffic still goes on, people still drive too fast and the driveway is still in a temporary situation.

We got use to it.

The rainy season is over for another 6 months or so, the evenings still require firewood to heat the house, and we just wait for life to continue as it has, getting ready to kiss off another year...

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