Thursday, September 29, 2016

Does this EVER happen to you?

The month of September started out perfectly with the Orchid Show.  It was fun to see friends both at the fiesta and the sale on September 3rd.  Needless to say, getting home without an orchid was not in the plan.
I got two.  A beautiful experience.

That was the beginning of my grandson Christopher and my granddaughter Jessica's birthday weekend also.  Angst was  part of that weekend as I waited and waited for their gifts to arrive on time......or at all.  As you know, Christopher's did not - nor has it ever arrived.

I ordered a replacement remote for my car from this great company in Georgetown, Texas named
Keyless Ride.  Having done business with them in the past, I never worried that my order would not be
processed correctly.  It was processed correctly by them, but when my mail service opened the envelope to
invoice me for the duty and processing of this order, they lost the invoice and the sheet with instructions on
how to activate the new remote.  Aargh.   Today I finally got the instructions from Keyless Ride via email.

Of course, those of you who read the blog regularly know the story of the mirror that was broken just two weeks ago.  I'm happy to report the new mirror is on the car as of this past Tuesday at a cost of 600 pesos which is about $30USD for the new mirror and the installation.  The mirror works - but now the window won't go up and down.   You have to laugh.............or!

The bumper has still not been straightened out from the bollard that a resident put in front of their house illegally and which my car decided to hit when backing up.  It's just one more thing.

But, the month is ending in rare fashion.  A ticket was on my windshield this morning when I went out to
get in it to go out of town.  And, as they do with Transito, my Texas license plate is gone!  I'm not going
anywhere.......certainly not out of town.  Truly I could not believe my eyes.  The car is parked in the same place it has been parked for ALL the years that I have lived here - sixteen~~

The city or someone, at the request of the school across from me, changed our street from two ways to one way a few months ago, which now requires all cars to go up the dirt path that is not even a street!  Seriously.  Of course my neighbors and everyone else ignores the new arrow sign painted on the school and goes happily on, as always and ignores the arrow. 

Well, I sat and waited for the policeman to come back to his vehicle which was parked on the dirt road for a couple of hours. To say I was and am irritated would be an understatement.  I don't have this red hair for nothing.........  Even after I explained the situation and asked for my plate back nicely, the answer was "No".  In fact, he told me to tell my neighbors to park the right way also!  Exasperated is my reaction.

With ten days to retrieve the license plate, this scenario is not over yet.  But, thankfully September almost is and for that I am grateful.

Do you ever have a spurt of things that go wrong, one right after another?  It's been quite a while since this
has happened to me, thankfully.  Hopefully it will be a long time before there are this many things all at once again.



Steve Cotton said...

Fortunately, more good things happen to us each day. All in a row. But we do not remember them as well as we do the topes of life.

Babs said...

You are so correct Steve. Usually. But this month has been something else. There are more things that happened, healthwise, etc. that I did not even go would have been too much.

But, don't get me wrong, I'm grateful every day for my life here in Mexico. Just every now and then it gets sidetracked.

Thanks for commenting.

Peter Kouwenhoven said...

Well we hope October will be better for you. I was wondering what the cost would be to pave that dirt road by your house... That road sure is dusty.

Babs said...

I hope October is better as well.

The road is just a path and that land is owned by the kindergarten. It is not supposed to be used as a road. Hence the big boulders that were placed half way in the middle of it and then moved by some trucks.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the future. Now that the city has
decided to route traffic up that way. Who knows? Not me.

It does get dusty after a few months of no rain. We've had over 20 inches so far from June til now so everything is lush and green. Come January however, it will be
dusty again.

crynoutloud said...


It's going to be alright.
The ticket keeping you and the car grounded may have happened to save you from a bad accident on the road. Who knows?
It's stressful when things get out of our control. It gets better.
I'm going to say a prayer for you

Babs said...

crynoutloud - Awww, that is so thoughtful and kind of you. I felt weird yesterday afternoon about writing a whiny post, but every now and then, I guess it's okay to let it all out. Ha

I'm okay today...but it is strange that each time I try to head out of town on a little trip something happens. I think the Universe is trying to tell me something.
Maybe I better listen.