Friday, November 6, 2015

And so starts life on the Island

Let me set the scene:

It's Friday, The Restaurant Cardon on the beach has a tour of tourists in, I am there to see a friend that works there just to let him know that I am back. He spots me right away and comes running over, hugs me and in his English with his heavy Mexican accent and loud squawky voice he hollers "wow you so wiiiiide, you so wiiiide". I smack him with my flip flop that I was carrying. He hollers louder "hey, don't spank me in public" ..... and all the people stare. I notice luckily that most of the tourist are Mexican so I say in English "shut up, you are never going to find a wife if you call a women wide", and I smack him with my flip flop again. He laughs and laughs and says "I said you are so whiiiiiite".  That was the entertainment at the Cardon today. ...... waiter getting beaten up by a whiiiiite women with a flip flop. 

I found some art

I did mention it was hot, super hot, much hotter than last year, do I say that every year? I hope not. With the heat comes mosquitoes and tiny little no seeoms, and me not wanting to get dengue fever again (EVER) needed to pop my screen back in. 

Somehow, not sure how, when I wanted to hang my hammock last year this made sense to me then. We needed an anchor but the screen was in the way so we made 2 holes in the screen. I remember doing this and it made totally sense back not so much. 

Love the clicking sound at night of the geckos
 Re,ember last year a chunk of my ceiling feel down in my bathroom. I hired someone to fix the ceiling in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. From my understanding the process for this is basically just  throw concrete up there, enough of it so that it sticks. I was told to pack up my whole house in plastic bags, which I did. Believe it or not I had forgotten that I had done that, and was shocked at my mess in my house when  I got back until of course I saw the new white ceiling. They must have nearly destroyed the house because they repainted all the walls as well (except the living room) and must have damaged my cupboards because they got painted too. remember the time I spent making them look old and worn by dry painting 3 different colors on them ....... well, they look like this now.

I don't like it, it may grow on me

Love  the nice white ceiling though. You may find it interesting that they didn't even think to consult me about the wall color, this makes sense to me because they would not have cared about the color themselves. They decided to deal with the task at hand and deal with any issues later should I not have like the color......that's the Mexican way.  The butter yellow is perfect for me. I love it. 
Love love how when you buys eggs here they are dirty, right from the nest, and you don't have to keep them in the fridge because they are fresh. A egg that has not been washed and has not ever been in the fridge does not have to be kept in the fridge......for weeks,seriously. 

My  garden.....did well

Hanging the hammock slowed down the "unpack the house process a bit". 
Did I mention it's hot, so hot. I put a 50 peso note in my bra (that's where money goes) when  I went to pay in the store for my jug of orange juice I went to discreetly whip it out, only it didn't "whip out" it was stuck, not your normal it's hot and I am sweaty stuck but like it had become my skin stuck. When I peeled it off it hurt (like my boots hurt when I peeled then off) and I now had to try to dry it on my skirt. Sorry guys, just trying to explain how hot it is......not complaining, just back to sports. There is a rodeo happening ..... i may or may not go. 


Barbara Lane said...

Oh I've waited and waited for this! Like you, only not like you in that I only read about it. Still, have been thinking of you and hoping you'd be back home soon and write of it. So, so glad to find you here, and there, safe and snug in your casita. I check in at least once a week to see if you've written. So fine when you do. Always worth the wait!

Suzanne said...

Those cabinets...all nice and white. They must have been so proud. :::sigh:::

Alexandra said...

I can tell that life is good, you're blogging again! I so missed reading about your adventures. Enjoy your beautiful Mexico so full of life and adventures, I will wait for more stories. Enjoy the beach, Mary! And all the good food.

Contessa said...

Oh dear, those wonderful cabinets were so special. Maybe one day when you have nothing else to do, like that is ever going to happen.

Barbara Lane said...

Thinking of you and praying you and your family are safe.

Mary Klassen said...

thank you.....all is well.

Mary Klassen said...

The cabinets have grown on me, if i happen to have a can of paint out one day I may give them a splash of color