I had to go Las Varas this morning, to the ATM, to withdraw someone’s rental deposit. I arrived down at Juan’s tienda just as the collectivo arrived. That was excellent timing. I dropped of my sheets and towels at Lulu’s “Seco Facil Lavaendaria” (Easy Dry Laundromat). And went to the ATM. Have to go back tomorrow, to get my laundry.And to get the other half of the cash I need from the ATM. I can only withdraw 5000 pesos at a time. So if I need more, I have to go back the next day. Someone told me that is no longer true that there is a 5000 peso limit, but I forgot to check . I need to go back in the morning anyway, so it doesn’t matter. Had to wait an hour for the collectivo, but it was a jolly, laughing group of women who waiting too, so time flew. Hot hot, hot, and humid. It's supposed to be 98 today and then cool down the next few day. HA!!! And I took some photos to entertain myself.I want to get a fasting blood test for diabetes in Las Vara tomorrow morning. And a new tarp for the west side of the patio. The sun is coming across the sky lower now, and I need a longer tarp. And a new toilet bowl brush. I accidentally threw the last one out with the toilet paper waste basket. And some extra rope for my son’s hammock.
My goal for today is to get everything tidied up. And to pack away some decorative stuff so there will be more room for my son’s stuff. He will be here on Monday. I am really looking forward to him being here. And I hope the water is on. I am buying some blue 5 gallon jugs, just in case.A couple of people have offered him a small room for free, so that’s a good back-up plan if we need more space. And a place with water, if the water is still off. I hope we won’t need it.
I love catching up with him. He usually writes really short emails, like one or two words sometimes. So it’s nice to catch-up face-to-face. He is the most interesting person. Sometimes we have been considering the same issues at the same time, without having talked to each other about whatever it is.
Yesterday I was scrubbing a board I found on the road.I wanted to use it to make a little shelf on my computer table. Planks are hard to come by around here. And very It looked like it had a worm hole at one end, so I poured a bleach solution on it and laid in on the patio wall. Ten minutes later I looked out and maybe fifty grubs were crawling out of the plank. I guess I won’t use that one.
There are flowers everywhere. Lots of plants are blossoming. Especially the purple morning glories along the section of the beach road between the paved road and the beach camping area. Really lovely. I am going to walk down there tomorrow morning and take some photos.
At Chico’s (above) party last night he and his wife both asked me to take photos. I felt really badly that I am not good at taking night shots. At least so far. I have been reading the internet lessons, and manual, and practicing, so maybe I will get the knack sooner than later.