Wish I knew what cat thoughts were going through Olive's head while she looked at the you tube videos. The second video is of a mama cat nursing her kittens. (It looks like she is smiling. Okay, I am projecting that onto her, out of sheer boredom on my own part.) Olive loves to sit next to me while I am on the I pad in the mornings. So when I am bored I will put on videos of cats for her. She seems to like them.
As you can tell from this post, nothing is going on in my life at the moment except showing videos to my cat. I have been stuck in my apartment for too many days. First I was sick. Then it started raining. Then my washing machine broke and I waited six days for the repair man to show up. I STUPIDLY believed him when he said he would be here. Then he wouldn't even call to cancel or answer his phone or show up. I just sat here watching the disaster unfolding in Texas and feeling guilty for being angry about my own minor problem. So what if I was stuck here, waiting and waiting and it was raining outside?
At least I wasn't flooded out. At least I still have a home.... Finally my landlord sent over another repair man and he did a great job of fixing what the first repair man had broken six days earlier. He knew the first repair man who came here and broke my machine. From a minor problem it became a totally unfunctioning machine. He said the man was working in Guadalajara. So why didn't he just say that instead of making appointments he had no intention of keeping?
I will never understand other people, and especially people from a culture different than my own. I have heard that some Mexicans will give you the wrong directions just because they don't want to disappoint you. And maybe this repair man was continuing to lie to me about his plans to come and fix his mistake just to keep me from getting disappointed or upset.
The opposite happened. I was ready to move out of here by the end of the sixth day. But who can complain when there is a major disaster and people are losing their homes? Sometimes I feel so small and insignificant and helpless. How can I help people in Texas when I can't even help myself to get my stupid washing machine fixed? Even though it is still raining here, I am going to force myself to go out. I can see why solitary confinement is such a horrible punishment. Being alone with one's own thoughts can drive a person crazy, especially while waiting for someone to show up who never does. Makes me think of the play, Waiting for Godot...... but I am dry. I have a house that is dry. I also have a working washing machine again. I don't have to move. And I even have a cat that watches videos. I am lucky to have all of this. But my heart is heavy for all the people in that disaster in Texas.
For anyone reading this who is living in Ajijic and looking for a great washing machine repair man, here is his name and phone number. Felipe at 314 118 1209. I won't mention the other man's name because of libel laws here. But if I could, I would have a lot of other words for him besides just his name.