Living in the moment is required in Mexico. When people ask me to do something two or three weeks in the future, I always hesitate. You see, you never know what or where or how things will be going that far in advance.
Yesterday was a prime example. With lots of errands and appointments it was a "chockablock" day.
Arriving home at 2:30PM, there were lots of men at the corner of my house. Unusual. I didn't pay much attention. Parked the car and started to head for the gate.
One of the men came up and said he was with the water/sewer company known as SAPASMA! Uh oh, this didn't sound good.
SAPASMA had been trenching a block away on Cuahtemoc for at least a month. Dirt and dust, not to mention that it is the one street going DOWN the hill for the children who go to the kindergarten and the kids that go to the primary school across from me. It's also the down road for all the cars, trucks and motorcycles.
He informed me that they were getting ready to trench my street, starting NOW! Starting at the corner of my house. I look at my watch, it is now 2:45PM. It will be dark in a few hours. He says they'll get all the way down the street before dark with the diggers and bull dozers. In my mind, I know better but I have learned to just smile.
More importantly is the fact that the tenant who is in the guest house has her car loaded and ready to drive back to the USA first thing Wednesday morning. No place to park the car except in my garden behind the gate. I ask if it is possible for them to NOT trench in front of gates until next day. He said, "Yes".
I move my car to avoid it being trenched, to park between two huge dirt piles. It is still there!
Further the man from SAPASMA said all the work will be done in two or three weeks. Again I smiled.
The trenching and jack hammering began. YIKES
I, on the other hand, decided after all the drama and excitement, today would be a good day to stay home and sit in the sun to watch the hummingbirds and monarchs.
I took fourteen photos of hummingbirds! Ha, not one photo has a hummingbird in it. My hat is off to nature photographers. They must be the most patient human beings on the face of the earth. There were at least five hummingbirds feeding off the blooming aloes along with monarchs on the poinsettia tree. Nope, none of them in these photos either. Guess my camera isn't fast enough........
Here's what I did get. All of these blooms, the orange spikes, the poinsettia and the seeds on the china berry tree denote the fact that fall is definitely here.