Sunday, March 23, 2014

Morning Thoughts, anger and disappointment


I have been living in this casita for maybe eight years now. I always try to not say anything negative because it always comes back to me tenfold. But this morning I am so angry and disappointed that I am throwing in the towel!!!

 I no longer wish to write or take photos of this place. As some of you know I have recently had an operation on my ankle to take out the screws. I had the doctor write a note for me saying that I can't walk far and I need a key to that gate so I can get out of here. After the president of La Floresta Association had promised in front of the entire group to give me a key so I could get out of here, he backed out when it came time to give it to me. The man at the office made us go back several times and each time he wasn't available. Finally they said we had to go to yet another meeting . Well, we did that today and the man in the office lied outright to us, saying that we had to wait two more weeks because the president wasn't there. But he was there, right in the next room.

So I gave them the doctor's note and Otto and I both appealed to the board. They looked at us both with stony eyes. I knew the answer was NO. Four said no and two said yes. So now I am stuck here. I can't walk all those blocks to get out of here and I can't climb over the fence with this bad ankle. They had absolutely NO COMPASSION.....

I am furious with them and I am ready to quit living here. I want to go where the people are friendly. This WAS a nice place to live. Not anymore. There is such a lot of fear now. I don't want to live like that. So don't expect me to write anymore on this blog.... I am through!!!.....  As soon as my ankle heals I am moving on.... I thank all my readers through the years who have written and supported me through my many trials. I made many wonderful friends.... It was great while it lasted. I am going now to have a good cry....

22 comments:

  1. I was just commenting on the previous post and had to redo passwords and when I clicked back there was this post. I was posting to wish you good health from Sunny Vancouver BC, and I will add to that wish. Please don' t stop blogging from wherever you end up if indeed you move on. I certainly enjoy your blog and photos. Wishing you success in whatever decision you make. Living in fear is a life half lived. From one of our favorite old movies, Strictly Ballroom.
    Cheers, shelagh

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    1. Sorry! Please continue to update your blog. A new path in life is often for the better. Hugs to you in a difficult, frustrating situation.

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    2. Thanks for your encouragement. I am too angry and depressed to even think of continuing saying good things about this area. p

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  2. Please let us know the name of this place so we can avoid it! We recently started following you. If you have already named it, perhaps you can re-post it. We are thinking of coming to Ajijic/Lake Chapala area next winter for a "trial run" and want to make sure that we avoid a place that would treat you so.

    It seems so reasonable, for a long term renter, yet they seem to obstinate. Heck, even if you had been there a week, you have the right to be there and be accommodated!

    Whatever happens, take care, refocus and regroup when you can.

    - Bill

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    1. It is the entire La Floresta area.... p

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  3. As someone who also recently began reading your blog. thinking of escaping in a couple years, I was wondering how that situation was coming along since you hadn't mentioned it for several weeks. It's a shame that some people become little Napoleons when they get in "power" as part of an association. I understand the need for safety, but accommodations should be made for special circumstances. I'd also want to be a long term renter as I have no desire to buy another home. I guess the difference would be that I might have a vehicle.

    Since I don't see it on Google maps, since you've mentioned these are public streets that are involved, I assume La Floresta is neighborhood area and not a planned development. Are there other areas of Ajicic or perhaps Chapala you are thinking of, or are you planning to leave Mexico altogether?

    Perhaps something will work out. Either way I wish you the best and will keep checking your blog.

    Scott, in Fort Worth, TX.

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    1. Thank you and I wish you good luck. p

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  4. The lack of common sense that so many people possess these days amazes me. To make an exception for a special circumstance should make sense to a person with even borderline intelligence. I can only imagine your frustration.

    I hope you will continue to blog whether you stay where you are or move to another location. Certain events in life can force us to make a change and because of this we usually end up in a better place. Good luck, Pat.

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    1. Thank you Connie. I may change my mind in the future. Right now I am too upset. p

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  5. I understand. Hang in there!

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  6. Hi - you are not alone - I just saw comments on Chapala.com web board about the gates in La Floresta. Hopefully, changes will be made. I hope you will not leave Ajijic - but I do think you could find a more convenient, friendlier place. I know it is especially frustrating when you are not physically well. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Pat. You are right. Once I can walk again things might look better. p

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  7. Oh Pat, I'm so sorry you are dealing with all these issues of just being free to easily get from your rental home to town for basic essentials, never mind to enjoy your life. When someone is disabled in any way you would think that the people who make the decisions involving how to optimize safety for the neighborhood, would take into consideration everyone who lives there whether they have the means to get about to take care of their needs like food, getting to appointments and fun etc..It's almost as if they are trying to force only a certain income bracket in their community, and only those with cars! I would move out too, it's not the kind of environment I would want to live in just for the fact that you aren't well to do, and they aren't a compassionate group of folks to honor your needs! I wish you well in whatever you decide to do, and can understand that blogging adds to your frustrations because of the poor internet services. It's not like you are making any money off of the time you have invested in sharing all the information you do to all of us. It's a blessing but if it's causing you frustrations than I can empathize with you on wanting to wash your hands of it all! You are not being treated fairly!

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you understand. p

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  8. The blog is something that should be fun for you, if it's not than if it were me I wouldn't do it. I will miss it, however I do understand your frustrations. I wanted to be sure to convey how much you are appreciated out her in cyber space even though it's little comfort for you. If I lived there I would help you by offering to swing by and bring you places with me while you are trying to live independently until you are able to figure out how to handle your dilemna. I would hate the feeling of being stuck like you are feeling right now. Its like you are in prisen for God's sake! Pam in OR

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  9. Thank you Pam. You are right. Now it feels like I am trapped. No fun. p

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  10. I wish there was something I could do to help you. You have given us so much with your wonderful blog...
    Hugs,
    Karen in VA

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    1. Thank you Karen. Maybe one day I will write again but at the moment I am too depressed....p

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  11. Please keep writing your blog. So many of us appreciate you. There are people without compassion everywhere. Don't let them ruin your life. We feel for you.

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