The weather has been rainy and gloomy here in Portland. Too awful for me to walk to the swimming pool. Yesterday I was stuck in the house all day. I had called the washing machine repair man to fix their machine but then it started working again. I called him back and canceled. He forgot that I had cancelled and showed up at my door at eleven in the morning.That was just two hours after I had talked with him on the phone to cancel. (His day wasn't going any better than mine.)
I almost let him in just to have some company but then I realized it would cost fifty five dollars for a brief chat with a stranger. What would we talk about that was worth fifty five dollars? (That is the cost of his diagnostic visit.) So I reluctantly sent him on his way. I didn't talk with anyone else all day long. The two housemates never showed up. Or else they did and I didn't see them in this big house.
I am doing my best not to get depressed but not doing a very good job of it.
My driver's license expired several years ago so I can't drive the car in the driveway. The bus stop is too far to walk to in this awful weather. I spent part of the afternoon looking through my photos. I needed to remind myself that I do have a life. It is just somewhere else. Not here. Now I understand why solitary confinement is such an awful punishment for people in prison.
The two dogs here don't talk back to me so the conversation quickly goes flat. What I did mostly was to eat. And eat. And eat. Not good. I looked at the weather forecast for the next week. We are going to have some sun tomorrow but not the rest of the week. I thought this was summer!
I received an e mail from my landlord saying that during the last storm in Ajijic he lost electricity for thirty six hours. That means no water either. He was going to a friend's house to shower. So, things could be worse. I could be back there in rain with no water or electricity. At least I have that here. I can flush my toilet here. I should be grateful for the little things. Okay, I have to admit that I am depressed. Probably best if I don't write on this blog until I get out of this state of mind.