This weekend marks the beginning of the Mexican Revolution holidays. Today there will be the blessing of the horses at the main church and a parade to the fairgrounds. It is called Dia del Charro. In the evening there will be a parade in the plaza of women wearing their beautiful shawls (rebozos), live music and dancing. I can't keep up with all the activities. It is a lot of fun. People are out and about. There is a party feeling in the streets. I am happy to be back home. Still getting readjusted. I am not a very good traveler. My place is still a mess. From all the rain, my little casita is very damp. It has a moldy smell and of course the dog pee which was a gift from Chico. Since my house is just about a block from the lake and the lake is high, I think that adds to the musty smell. Last year I house sat in a beautiful home close to here and they had the same problem. Mold doesn't respect the wealthy either. The best thing I can do is stay out of the house as much as possible. The celebrations are a blessing to me. I have some interesting places to go in this coming week.
Sometimes I think I should move to a nicer place but since I am gone so much that doesn't seem practical. Rents are also high here for Mexico. I saw several places yesterday and the rents were at least six hundred dollars a month and the places were small. This is the beginning of the high season. Places will be harder to find and the prices will be high. The biggest reason I am not inclined to move is Chico. I am very attached to him. I can't take my landlord's dog when I move from here. So I put up with no kitchen and a cold and musty smelling place. I even put up with Chico's pee anger. I hope he has calmed down enough now to stop doing that. It is going to be a lot of work for me to try to get my place in order for the winter.
I have a fireplace and I need wood. Wood is expensive here. I bought it by the wheelbarrow last year and I figured it was costing me about five dollars per fire. The wood wasn't cured and that meant it took forever to light and it didn't give off much heat. I doubt if I can find cured wood here. Just as they don't cure their steaks.... Resources are too much in demand for that. Waiting to get things out on the market is a luxury.
I still plan to join the spa for a couple of months. I will take photos out there. It is a great way to spend the mornings. I know next week it will be busy because of the holidays but if I get out early in the morning I may be able to swim. I will get to as many of the celebrations as I can and take photos.