Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Twisting in the Wind

You know how a banner goes this way and then that, especially on a windy day?  Well, I have felt that way for the last ten days.

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!

11 comments:

Nan Talley said...

A tile wall sounds terrific! What a neat idea.

Glad things are worked out with the surgeon and friends. It all sounds like a plan.

Babs said...

Thanks Nan. The question is, will it all work out? We'll see...

Retired Teacher said...

Best of luck with the surgery.
And I hope that wall, whatever you decide to do to it, ends up being something beautiful!

Babs said...

Thanks Retired Teacher. Somewhere I have a page from a magazine I'll share with everyone if it turns out that I can do what I want to do. First however, they have to put the wall up.

I'm sure the surgery will be a cinch.....thanks for the good wishes.

Calypso said...

You will get it all worked out - you are our hero with all that detail stuff. You lead - I will follow....

Babs said...

Awwww. Actually one of the hardest things about being single is making all the decisions without someone to consult! It didn't used to bother me much but NOW......I sometimes wonder if I have a brain! ha.

gringosuelto said...

I'm sorry to hear about the fence. I can feel your pain, as I have spent some years here trying to cover up the chain link fence that surrounds much of the yard. I'd be quite annoyed if I had to start over. On the other hand, there are advantages to walls. It'll probably be quieter, and more private. And of course you'll do a fabulous mosaic tile job that will likely end up in a museum some day.

I know you've booked your ticket, but you could also probably take one of the Mexican buses to Houston. See my first post of the "Magical Mexican Mountain Town Tour" series. A number of those companies now offer service to the Southwestern USA.

Good luck with the surgery. We're all rooting for you.

Kim G
Boston, MA
Where we are rather curious as to why all of a sudden the kindergarten needed to spend money to replace a perfectly good fence. Hmmmm.....

Babs said...

Kim, you have touched on so many points.
One, the bus to Houston is 21 hours. Not going to happen in my lifetime.

Two, the primary school put up a STONE wall which I thought was going to be a playground but is a parking lot! Why the kindergarten is doing this is not for me to question. I've just accepted it as one must in Mexico.
Rooting is good! I'm rooting for you too.......

Steve Cotton said...

Another project! It is the best way to keep life chugging along. If you had come down to Melaque this winter, I was going to introduce you to my artist Friend, Ed Gilliam. I am willing to bet the two of you could come up with quite a collaboration.

Shannon said...

Love the tile wall idea! I'm glad everything worked out so well for your surgery. We will be thinking of you.

Babs said...

Steve, I SO wanted to be there. Good thing I didn't leave here though. There will be another time. I do want to meet Ed.

Thanks Shannon......looking forward to getting this over with!