Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Home Invasion?

I awoke at 12:38 this morning to the sound of
someone trying to kick in my front door.

I must have been dreaming.
I fluffed the pillow and settled back down.

My front door sounded like the steel and glass
were getting ready to cave.

I screamed at the dog.
She barked back — 
from the living room!
OMG, there IS someone out there, I whimpered to myself,
she's already in the living room.

A side note:  there HAVE been some very brutal
and deadly home invasions in this area of late
so this scenario is not completely unexpected.

I snuck out of bed, made sure no interior light was
available, crept out to the kitchen, and
peeked through the curtains out to the street.

From there I made my way through the dark dining room, crouched
behind the couch, and peered over it into the living room.

Except for the dog that was now leaping and running circles around me
then racing to the front door barking and barking.
Clearly trying to warn me of something.
Still quiet and nothing to see in the street.

What do I do now?
This is Mexico, calling the cops is not my first thought or line
of defense — more like my last.
I waited and listened.

Dog was getting more and more agitated but still
nothing showing. 
I waited some more.

Finally, with still no sign of anyone or anything amiss
I decided to let the dog out and see what happens.
Sacrificial dog.

I silently opened the front door and the dog flew out
into the garden!
Where she immediately deposited about a liter
of diarrhea.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Catch-Up Feb 2012

Oh, the guilt, I can't tell you. . .
I got an email the other day:
Write something!  Anything!  So we know you're ok.
Another one today:
I miss your blog.

I have no excuse, well, you want the truth?
The truth is I've been having too much fun to blog.
I love my new village of San Antonio Tlayácapan
and I love my new house.

I have reconnected with many friends from
when I first moved to Mexico - 8 years ago -
and made lots of new ones.
It's a good life.

I've been moving in, fixing up, and now it's time
to renovate the garden in front and create
a container garden on the back patio.

I live smack dab in the middle of
a Mexican village and have great neighbors.
Not many of us pale skins here,
but in a nearby village there are a lot
of us gabachos.
This morning when I got up there was a gift
tucked over the gate into the garage for Maggie.
Two WELL used stuffed dolls, here they are.

Isn't that the cutest present!

We've had some strange weather, days and days of very dark
skies and freezing cold rain.

Some people know how to make the best of everything!

What else. . .lemme see. . .

Oh yeah, speaking of new friends!
Hal and Margie just moved to the lake
and here's the best part - they're from Hawaii too!
And the even better part - they live right
around the corner from me!  

Together with Sue and Louie, other friends from Hawaii,
we made a huge luau feast 
and spent hours eating, playing and singing Hawaiian music
at their house.

Louie Pavao (L) can be seen locally at
Two Spoons on Friday nights 7:30 on
and Hal Kaluhiokalani Matthews (R) can be seen
locally at Olé Ola Thurs nights 5:30 on.

Ok, pau for now!