I was up at five this morning. Scratching on flea bites. My friend said that it isn't just my place. It is some kind of flea infestation all over town. Does anyone else have fleas? Strange thing is that I don't ever see any. Chico doesn't scratch.... I don't see them jumping around my house but when I wake up in the mornings I have new very itchy bites. They are driving me crazy. Any advice?
I am going to the spa today so I can soak in the hot water and maybe that will help with the itching. My friend Pat from San Blas is back in town for a day with her boyfriend Doug. I will take my camera and get some photos of the spa. It is beautiful out there now and not crowded at all. I am so happy to be swimming again. Okay, I am so happy to be back home again and out of that cold Portland weather. But of course, I miss my family. That missing is always with me.
I took a lot of photos in the past few days. Nothing new. Same old, same old. Photos of LCS. Photos of the Tuesday market, the Wednesday market, the plaza, the carretera. Like my son says, the same six blocks.
I get to apply for my permanent residency at the end of December. It will cost me 800 dollars but I will never have to apply again. They have gotten very strict now on the income you have to have in order to apply for it. Fortunately, I am grandfathered in because I would not be able to meet it. I also apply again for their medical care, IMSS. I have never used it. Once, I tried when I broke my ankle but it was too difficult. But I keep paying several hundred dollars a year for it. I hope I never have to use it but if one day I get run over and have to be rushed to the hospital, I will have it.
Other than the fleas and missing my family, my life is perfect at the moment. Knock on wood.