Saturday, October 31, 2015

Quick Catch Up

Holy moley, it's been hot! Sr B and I have been hibernating inside. But since it's not snowy, would it be called reverse hibernating? Hmmm...

I'm not a water person so it has to be pretty hot before I'll go in the pool. I've been in the pool every day.

Of our 3 air conditioners, only one is working. Fortunately, it's the one in our room so we're able to cool the room down before we go to bed. We have a floor fan in the living room that's working well enough. It certainly keeps the mosquitoes off the upper body. The legs? Not so much. I've easily got a dozen bites on my legs. I've been spraying down with OFF but it's doesn't seem to be working very well. I might have to pull out the toxic big guns again and buy some Autan. *cough choke*

Today we had to venture out to get a few groceries and after we got uptown I realized I'd forgotten my camera! Doh! I think I finally have my photo posting issues figured out so hopefully I can post pics this trip.

The neighbours across the back alley are having a party. They're a couple houses down but it sounds like they're right outside our window. I'm enjoying their taste in music but it's going to make it hard to sleep tonight.  Hopefully it doesn't go too late.

We were the first of the snowbird group to arrive this year, for a change. It was kind of weird being here with no one else around. Another couple arrived Thursday and the rest are coming within the next week or so.

Sr B's sister and her friend are coming next week and staying with us for a couple of weeks. They've never been to Mexico. I'm excited to show them our little corner of paradise.

And that's it. We haven't been up to anything of note but I figured I'd better touch base for my readers at home.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Adios, My Friend

We arrived to our condo safe and sound despite the awful turbulence near Houston, thanks to the winds from Hurricane Patricia. The up and down roller coaster ride was bad enough but the worst was when the wind caught the underneath of the wing and lifted the plane sideways. I thought the plane was going to flip over. I've never been so scared in all my life.

Today was Liz's funeral. It's still hard to believe she's gone. I keep expecting her to show up at the front door with her cheery "Hola!" and a dish of food. She was an amazing cook and often stopped by with some delicious creation.

Liz was like the big sister I never had. I will miss her humour, her wisdom, her knowledge and her devil-may-care attitude. Liz treated everyone with love and respect. She was very giving, never expecting anything in return. I learned much from her about life in Mexico and life in general.

RIP dear, sweet Liz. I will miss you forever.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sad Homecoming

Yesterday we learned that Liz, our neighbour and dear friend in Mexico, passed away suddenly. We're heartbroken and it's taken away much of the joy of returning to Progreso.

But our sadness can't be anything like what her husband must be feeling. He has lost the love of his life. It was obvious, in many ways, that he adored her. For reasons I won't go into here, I'm truly concerned for him.

Please keep Marty in your thoughts (and prayers, if you're so inclined).

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Seven More Sleeps...

...And we'll be back in Progreso! Oct 25th. One more week! For the full winter! omgosh, I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!! Looking forward to reconnecting with everyone. Hopefully we have a decent internet connection this time.

Snoopy pinched from Google