Monday, October 08, 2018


We decided to spend a few days in the warm lands of Mazatlan the other day and coming back last night we encountered a rather abrupt slowdown from 85 mph or so to 0.
And we were making such good time, no slowdowns in Guadalajara, so I though we would be home before the street lights came on, but nope.
Rocks, or should I say boulders the size of pick up trucks created a traffic stop for miles behind us.
We sat motionless for about a hour before the traffic started inching along. When we finally  got to the cause of what I though was a 3 or 4 car pile up, it was a few boulders the size of pick up trucks or small cars, lodged under a tractor trailer rig.
 It was luck that one of these massive stones didn't land on the cab of the tractor, one of the boulders lodged itself under the trailer moving into the passing lane, thereby only allowing a narrow passage of the backed up traffic to pass.

We got home about 9:30, it was real dark already.

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.