Wednesday, July 30, 2014
We have had several days of beautiful, sunny days. I know it is selfish of me to like that because the lake is low and we need the rain. But I hate those overcast and humid days. I go out and within half an hour I am drenched from head to toe. People ask if I have been swimming when it is just from the humidity in the air. I am appreciating every minute of this weather now. I am sure we will be getting more rain very soon.
Since I live mostly outside, that also makes a difference. I notice every small change in the weather because I am living in the trees. I am not complaining about this. I LOVE my new place. I love the views and all the greenery. I have privacy and peace here. When I had the cold, I didn't leave my place for several days but I was fine with that. I am spoiled after living all those years downstairs in that dark and moldy place. Now I have fresh air!
My friend, Leslie, told me that there was another home invasion near the Lake Chapala Society. A 92 year old man was beaten with his own cane. They stole his car and anything of value in his house. I don't know the old man's name but Leslie said he survived the attack.
When I first moved here I remember people talking about home invasions. Sometimes I would hear, "Yes, but the robbers were very polite while they were taking my things." I never heard of expats getting beat up or murdered. Now it is a different story. They are beating up and sometimes killing the home owners when they rob their homes. This is a very bad sign. It worries me and makes me wonder how things are going to progress in the future. Will I be able to feel safe in the future? I am taking things day by day. I know this upstairs room isn't a long term thing because my landlord may move back to Canada. He isn't the owner of this home. When he goes, I will have to go too. I do not want to rent this entire place.
There is only one thing for certain in this world, Change.... So I am living with the expectation that any day everything will change and I will have to move on..... Until that time, I am enjoying my tree house. That is how I refer to my place now. Maybe my next residence really will be in a tree house. Next to a beautiful beach. That would be my dream place.....