Saturday, March 28, 2020

Another day in the life of a captive

We are getting two meals a day now. Bill cooked breakfast and I cooked dinner. So much for getting rid of the 10 pounds I gained over the winter.  
I wish I could sleep later in the morning. Wake up around 5:30 but try and snooze until at least 6:30. Even going to bed at midnight doesn't help. It just makes the days so long...
Yesterday I drug out the vacuum cleaner and vacd the whole house. Also dusted all the knickknack shelves. Amazing what you'll do when you are bored. I haven't opened up my sewing machine yet but thinking about how to make my curtains with the materiel I bought in Mexico, for that room. 
Also worked on ordering refills of prescriptions. Some need to be ordered so can't get them until next week. 
Our Dish remote developed a mind of its own - had to call them. Felt kind of silly as it was my fault it wasn't working right. I had accidentally pushed the wrong button. Felt really stupid. But if it ever happens again I know how to fix it. 
Going to the bank the other day we passed one of the many closed casinos. 


the missing words are open - back and soon. 
We got our Hello Fresh delivery. Two chicken dishes and one pork. The pictures of how they should look when finished. 
The back of the card has the directions. Including what you need that isn't included  pots, pans, salt, pepper and oil. Step by step. 
Been working on this puzzle for a few days. Finally finished it this morning. I get real serious when working on one. Didn't even realize Bill took this picture. I'm actually happier then I look here. 
So cooked the pork dish last night. the instructions and the ingredients. 
Here is how it should look.   Took about 25 minutes from getting out of refrigerator to sitting down and eating. 
This is how it looked. Turned out very tasty. No left overs but both of us were full. 
This morning it was bright and clear out over the desert. Supposed to maybe rain this evening. Still pretty cool - for Vegas - out. In the 60's.


Still no baby chickens. 
Of the five new houses and one older home that were for sale all of them now have owners.  People are just moving into the one on the right today. 
Well now we are going to try grocery delivery from Smith's. Put in the order today, cannot get it delivered until afternoon on Tuesday the 31st. And they charge 9:95 for delivery and add a 3 dollar tip to bill. Be interesting to see how it works. Supposedly they have a few things that Walmart doesn't.
Another day has almost passed. I'm watching DVD episodes of The Closure. Forgot how funny it was. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Winter in Mexico

This past winter in Mexico was one of the best winters we have had there. And to think that when we left last year we said,"Never going to Mexico again!" But then we decided we didn't want last years dust, dirt, noise, and surgery to be our memories of Mexico. So we went back. No one got sick, not even a cold. Except for a few hammer bangs no construction noise or dirt. The weather was mostly perfect - cool nights and days around high 70 low 80's. Except for the one rain storm where I thought we'd float away. 

The water is risin' Mama and it got deeper then this!
Alien being turning off electricity.
And that's when we discovered one of our leak proof windows let in more water than the shower put out. That got fixed and no longer leaks.
We had both the RV and Jeep repainted. So they are really spiffy looking now. A matched pair. 

Both with their bankies covering the hood murals. So handsome now. 
Also some much needed repair work on the Jeep. We now have AC and no more clunks when driving. 
Pablo mechanic and his helper working on AC.
We had great friends to spend time with. Great places to visit and found several new restaurants and an amazing bakery. 
The reason I gained 10 pounds over the winter.

The bakery where the rolls are made in Centro
Met some new wonderful people. And spent time with several of our Mazatlan friends. 
Friend Roberto and his family checking out the Jeep as he had just bought on himself. 
For the most part our Dish Anywhere TV system worked. Got our Internet set up the first week we were there and it worked great until the last day we were there when it started acting up. Good timing.
As always there were amazing sunrises 
and sunsets. 
We were in Huatabampito when the Virus was taking hold and people north of the border were going crazy. So we bought paper goods and sanitizer there. Good thing, haven't found any yet in  the US.
The roads down and back for the most part were good. Just a couple of places still need work. The two new bypasses are great. And even spent less on tolls due to booths not collecting money. 
Got our deposit on the Jeep back within four days after leaving Mexico. 
We were gone 139 days door to door. Put 2522 miles on the RV and another 2300 on the Jeep. Yep, we do a lot of running around.  Our biggest expense - not counting work on vehicles, was eating out. 
Fat Fish Ribs the first night in Mazatlan 
Delicious Puntas de Res
We love to eat out. Groceries next biggest. I take that back campgrounds were the biggest expense. Las Jaibas was about USD 15 a day. And we were there 105 days. Bill went to the dentist there and got some teeth fixed for the price of just a visit to a dentist here in the US. 
Fuel for both vehicles totaled USD 1776. All in all with everything except work on vehicles included we averaged $78 a day.
We were out and about almost every day. Love the Carnaval Puppets this year - found all but one of them. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Doesn't take much to make me happy

Found a whole new can of Lysol Spray under the kitchen sink and our Hello Fresh meals will come today. - woowoo!  
Have refrig full of groceries. 
Working on a jigsaw puzzle that is going to take a while to do. The problem is it is a 500 piece puzzle and 400 of the pieces are the same color and seem to be interchangeable with the shapes. 
Someday it will look like this. 
Weather here is very cool - snowing in the mountains. High of maybe 60 today. But a week from now it is supposed to be 80 or above. Bills kind of weather. 
I am really missing NASCAR - now I have to figure out something else to do on Saturdays and Sundays. My growing collection of M & M stuff. The #18 car is sponsored by M&M's - until I was looking at the picture I didn't realize my Furby was sitting up there. 
Aren't they cute.
Also have a full season of the TV show "The Cowboy Way" on the DVR. 
This morning about 11:00 we made a trip to our bank, had lots of pesos to convert into dollars. Could not go in the bank so knew we'd have to go to the drive up window. I figured the line of cars would be around the block. Was surprised to find only four cars in front of us. And two employees who were going to each car to ask what we needed then took our paper work to the window. In about five minutes we had our receipt and were on our way home. Interaction with only one employee who kept his distance and wore gloves. Sanitized our hands before getting back on road. So one more thing off our list. 
Our Hello Fresh meals came - so for the next three nights we will eat good. 
The wind is supposed to quit blowing sometime tonight so tomorrow maybe we'll be able to take a walk with out rocks in our pockets to hold us down. 
Sure if different staying home because you want to and staying home because you have to. Makes the days seem A W F U L long.
And I've been walking up before dawn - so I think it is 4:00 in the afternoon and it isn't even noon yet!