Monday, November 12, 2018

Busy Day

We had a really busy day today. Busy getting things done and busy spending money! 
Around 10:00 the dump truck showed up with a load of gravel for our site here. Notice the side of the truck comes down and the gravel is shoveled out. No the park doesn't pay for it we do. It cost US$21 for a cubic meter. Keeps the dust and stickers down. 
And the mechanic was here too. Ended up having another sensor replaced. This time the camshaft sensor about half the price as we paid in Arizona. 
The apprentice made sure we got every last rock out of the bed of the truck. 
So rocks were here and car was running. Needed to do some errands. Guys sweeping the street. I took a lot of pictures of stuff but thought I'd save them for a day we do nothing. 
AGAIN - the main road  - the Malecon - from our side of town to the Centro Historico WAS CLOSED. So ended up in horrific traffic crossing town. It was supposed to open one lane last Saturday. Now they are saying by Dec 1 for the marathon. We'll see. It spent most of last winter tore up too. Now they are tearing out what they did last year. Next time we will leave the car home and take public transportation. 
Parked in favorite parking lot right down town Centro. Bill is happy about it. Lots of joking going on between him and manager and kid that washes the car. 
First stop was the optometrist. Bill had lost one of the nose pieces off his glasses and he wanted all his older - before cataract surgery - glasses updated with his new prescription.  Left four pair of glasses to have lenses replaced. US$70. Also got my sun glasses bent/fixed so they don't fall off my face if I look down. The optometrist said I just needed a bigger nose to hold them up. We've known him for a long time. But now my glasses stay on. 
Next stop TelMex to get our Internet turned back on. In there about 10 minutes. Paid up until the end of March. With reinstatement and monthly fee came to about US$30 a month. When we got home it was up and running. And boy does it work good. I got to watch a couple of NASCAR related programs with our DishAnywhere system. Yipee. I'll get to watch next weeks race. 
Then up a couple of blocks to the Central Market for some fresh fruit. It all looks and smells so good. Got tangerines and pears. 
 Ready made salad or stir fry. All cut up and ready to go. 
 Just a couple of buildings that have been painted. We were on our way walking to the Plazuela Machado to maybe have lunch. 
Forgot it was Monday and most of the restaurants there are closed. Looked deserted. So on a couple blocks more to the little outdoor restaurant we like. It is part of the bakery that does the wonderful cinnamon rolls - to late in day to get one of them though. Any way we sat outside and enjoyed the breeze. 
 My lasagna, salad and bread. Very, very good. Won't have to eat until tomorrow.
 Bill's pizza.
After stuffing ourselves we walked  back to the car and headed home. Again horrid traffic. Stopped on the way home and dropped our laundry off, it will be ready tomorrow. All clean, folded and ready to put away. 
Not as humid today, temps around 85 and a nice breeze. What more could we ask for. 


Dirk Digler said...

Vegas home doings are great.... but back n Mexico doings... well... it’s just grand. Small adventures..

Colorful photos.. Bill keeping an eye on things. Always enjoy “ posting” days.

Carol and Bill said...

we are just getting started.