It was quite a rainstorm last night. I was busy on my computer and didn't notice that my deck was flooding. Someone came to my door and was standing in about eight inches of water. I had forgotten to take off the cover over my drain out there. I will not do that again! When half your living area is outside, it is necessary to be more vigilant. But I still love having an outdoor kitchen!
It is grey and overcast out there this morning. Maybe I will take a walk with Chico up to Salvador's for breakfast. I feel hungry for a waffle. I hope we get more sunshine this afternoon.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
|Fifty five peso special, steak salad.|
There is an empty lot on one street not far from El Torito where they hang out and do drugs. Unfortunately, that is the way she walks home and she did not know this information. As she walked by the lot, a man ran out and tried to cut off her purse. But he didn't get it. She chased him away. This spot is well known by the neighbors.
I do not remember the name of the street but it is just one street down from the carretera and one block closer towards town than El Torito. It runs parallel to the carratera. Scary stuff. I am glad she wasn't hurt. He had a knife which he used to cut the strap of her purse. Maybe this is a warning for all empty lots where you can't see inside. Cross over the street and do not walk by them.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
On Sunday I went to Open Circle at the Lake Chapala Society. Rita Golden Gelman, the writer, was the guest lecturer. She wrote Tales of a Female Nomad --Living at large in the World, and several other books. I had read the Tales book several years ago and really enjoyed it. It was the inspiration for me to make my own journey to Mexico. Thank you Rita! Her lecture was as inspiring as her book was to me. Today at the market I saw her shopping with a friend so I asked for her photo. She agreed. So here it is for all you women who admire her as much as I do.