Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Twisting in the Wind
First I couldn't find a surgeon. Which I wrote about last week. Then thanks to Facebook and friends in Houston sending me suggestions, I found a surgeon. I called on Monday. They could not have been more helpful and gracious.
Appointment is scheduled for February 13th and surgery on the 17th. Bodda bing bodda boom. It will all be over.
Then the decision was made to drive along with my son to the border. That fell through yesterday and finally, finally, another decision was made and I'm flying.
It is actually less expensive to fly then it is to drive! This time I'll be flying from Leon to Mexico City and then on to Houston for only $370USD round trip on a Boeing 737! I won't have a car but friends have offered to take me to the appointment and then to wherever for the surgery. It's set. It's a plan. Hopefully. I'm so blessed to have such dear, dear friends who offer and do such kind things for me. I'm very grateful.
Will stay an extra week to make sure there are no complications and then fly home. It truly is amazing that one can sit at a computer and book tickets and book a shuttle and print a ticket! Goodness, I remember the days when you had to go somewhere to do all those things. We do live in an amazing time, don't we?
As if this hasn't been frustrating enough..........I came home on Monday to a construction worker here to tell me they were taking down the fence behind my property that abuts the kindergarten. And, oh by the way, in order to do that they had to cut a lot of my overhanging shrubs (bourganvilla) and various limbs off of other trees. I always thought the fence was mine, but, it appears it is not. I was not a happy camper. However, one cannot fight City Hall and the kindergarten is within their right to take down the chain link fence that I had spent thirteen years covering with plants (which they have done) and put up a concrete wall.
I have had many conversations with myself since Monday. I have convinced myself that whatever ends up there, I will figure out a way to make it look good from my side. In fact last night in a fit of creativity, I remembered that I've always wanted to do a huge tile mosaic............Now I'm kinda excited for them to finish. And, when I return from Texas, I might get to be creative for a while......We'll see.
The twists and turns of life are NEVER boring!