Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MEXICO - Always an Adventure!
An hour or so later, I turned on the water to take a shower and, ooops, no hot water. The gardener had been here the day before. He has strict instructions to check the gas cylinders to see if it is low and needs to be changed over to the backup tank. Guess, as usual, that didn't happen. I have a HIGH fear of gas and won't attempt to switch the tanks and relight the water heater. I DID try once about twelve years ago and blew off my eyelashes so I don't go near the darn thing.
Okay, that's two things - although minor. But a little aggravating. I'm thinking, "What will be #3?" Cause doesn't it always happen in threes? However, the day proceeded on, with no hot water, and I kinda forgot about the aggravations, until the curtain that hangs across the front of the cabinets below the sink fell. I don't even want to tell you how long I spent trying to rescrew the long screw back into the hole. I did not succeed. I, the "neat nut", finally had to walk away........just couldn't get it to work.
That's three. Now, the question is, "Would these things happen if I wasn't in Mexico?" Possibly. But some days it does seem like an adventure that I don't think I want to participate in any more.
Then last evening I went up on the roof terrace to see if it was going to rain, or, if we were going to have a sunset. I was rewarded with looking up and seeing the Mexican Eagle swooping in the air currents right by the house. I don't know how long I stood there watching him. He looked like the ultra-light plane last week just swooping and diving. How wonderful! I have not seen him in quite a while and figured he had moved on to other areas. It was like welcoming an old friend home.
Today, my irritation at the few aggravations yesterday are over. I'm GRATEFUL for everything today and especially this wonderful life in this surreal place called Mexico.