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My Internet Life Continues

Although I am miles and miles away from where I posted last week, my life on the Internet remains the same! Although my view out the window is SO different: bougainvilla dripping down the walls of our house

instead of bitter cold sunny days, I can keep in close touch with family and friends, plan new activities for Cro-Kween Designs my Ravelry design page, and post photos of my latest design and article that has just appeared in Crochet! magazine.

It's amazing; no, downright miraculous. Hubby and I are so thorouhly addicted to the internet that it is a really good thing that our house has dsl internet. What you say? How can that be in Mexico, a country often perceived as somewhat backward? Well, yes, there's that. Here are some examples of what we are adjusting to:
-We only have a two-cup coffee pot in a land where the coffee is so rich, fragrant and delectable to a couple who are ALSO addicted to caffeine! Something is not right with this picture!
-Tap water is not safe to drink, so we put $5.00 worth of coins on the curb with two big 240 ml (6.4) gallon jugs on top and voila! Along somes a friendly fellow twice a week to deliver full jugs and hook them up to the dispenser!
-We don't have a car ; we could but we figure it is forced exercise to walk everywhere in our little village. Yesterday we did our first grocery run and thankfully Alan took the back pack. We went to the closest grocery which is probably only 5 blocks and carried home everything easily. We did decide to skip the liter of Diet Coke as our load was getting large. That's for today's list as we explore a different grocery.
-We have to get up before 9:00 am on Mon. Wed. and Fri. unless we want the housekeeper to walk in and see us being slow-to-get-started (lazy!)
-We can't flush toilet paper....but then it is the housekeeper's job to empty the wastebaskets! Am I offering TMI? Hi Jeff!!

So, that's some food for thought. We've settled in slowly and unpacked. I've found a place for everything and am getting itchy fingers to re-arrange some furniture to make it feel like home. We brought over 200 pounds in our luggage and lucked out without any overage fees. Don't ask. Everything arrived, I think. I am missing one crochet work-in-progress but am sure I will find it once I get to making a quick search around the house.

Our tree is loaded with oranges ready to be squeezed daily for breakfast juice!


Anonymous said…
Hi Gwen…
I am jealous right now. Its freezing here in Illinois and I have the great misfortune of a car that will not start. want to trade place? Liza

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