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Jan 11, 2016 - At long last

Christmas must be over. We took down our decorations on the weekend. Even the locals have taken their decorations down. They usually leave them up until February. Has it ever been cold here the last few days. I went out today and bought myself a pair of jeans and a pair of sweat pants. I didn't bring any of that stuff down with me. Mexico is supposed to be warm. We're both doing as well as can be expected. Walking as much as possible and trying to stay warm. Both are difficult at times. 'Til next time.

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Jan 1, 2016 - New Year's day

Had a quiet New Year's eve. Ate turkey left over from Christmas, watched the ball drop in Time's Square, then down to the beach to watch the fireworks. Quite an impressive display. Lasted half an hour and some of the hotels around the bay put on their own ten to fifteen minute show. Didn't get to bed until 2:00 A.M. Pretty late for us old folk. Happy New Year everybody!!

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Dec 30, 2015 - Tomorrow is New Year's Eve

Went out for all-you-can-eat spaghetti Monday night. We met Isaac. Isaac, 18 months old, is a little cutie. Isaac is also a little terror. Isaac's parents are right to keep him on a leash. In all the time we have been staying in this apartment we have never seen anyone get a ticket for parking by the yellow line, until Monday. They've had policemen/women directing traffic at the corner and in their spare time they have been ticketing cars parked there. The driver of the brown volkswagen had the added indignity of having to pay 400 pesos to...

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Dec 27, 2015 - Christmas is over

Well, Christmas is over. We had a very quiet day, went for a walk down to our beach then out for a lovely turkey dinner in the evening. Shared our table with a gentleman who is a counselor at the AA clinic down the road from us. Had enough turkey left over for at least two more meals. Last night the weather turned on us a little bit. It rained most of this morning and right now it's pretty cool. I'm sitting here wearing a hoody while I write this. Hope the weather improves for New Year's eve. Wouldn't want to get wet watching the fireworks.

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Dec 22, 2015 - 3 more sleeps 'til Christmas

Our apartment is in a good location. Every other Friday we get to sit on our balcony and enjoy a free two hour concert by a band across the street from us. Went to Costco yesterday. What a zoo. We only wanted to make one purchase and when we saw the size of the lineups at the check-outs we decided it could wait 'til after Christmas. Good lunch though. The whole town is hopping right now. Lots of people here for Christmas week. Can't wait for New Years day when it will quiet down for a couple of weeks. Hope everybody has a great...

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Dec 18, 2015 - A little bit sore today

Been pretty cool here the last few days. No rain but it's been cloudy with a cool breeze. Down to 16C overnight with a strong wind. They had barriers up on the Malecon a couple of days ago and there was bunches of sand and rocks thrown up by the waves. So, I had a tooth extracted today. The South Side Shuffle is tonight and, while I didn't think I'd feel up to eating very much, I thought I'd just go out and drink some wine. Turns out I can't do that either. The extraction took an hour and a half. By the time she started putting the stitches...

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Dec 16, 2015 - Weather has turned

Rained most of the weekend and now the weather has changed. It has gone from 31C during the day to 26 - 27. At night it is getting down to 16C and it really feels cool. Almost makes you wish for the heat again. Went out to the Marina yesterday and saw some different Christmas decorations. Getting some dental work done. Had a root canal yesterday and am scheduled to have a tooth extracted on Friday. For some reason extractions cost more here but everything else is quite a bit cheaper. Only a little over a week til Christmas. Hope you all...

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Dec 12, 2015 - Rain, rain, go away!!

It's been raining since yesterday afternoon and is forecast to last all through tomorrow. It's not just a light rain either. It's pouring. Political correctness is not a big thing in Mexico. I don't think anyone wants to come down here and tell them they can't put up a Nativity scene. Tonight is the last night for the processions. It would be nice if they could have a dry night but it doesn't look like they will be lucky. Went to Pitillal on Thursday. We've seen the little kids walking in the processions all dressed up in Mexican costumes....

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Dec 8, 2015 - Another muggy day

Walked down to Ley's and back yesterday, in the heat of the day, (close to 32C). a commercial was being filmed on the Maleon. Don't know what it was for but there were about a dozen nicely dressed young ladies who looked like they had just completed a shopping trip. Only got up to about 28C today but, with the cloud cover, it is really humid. Walked down the the market and almost melted into a puddle by the time we got back. Made a big batch of spaghetti sauce. Should have enough to last for a couple of months. Now the trick is to find...

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Dec 2, 2015 - It's December

I got up from my death bed to watch my Eskimo's demolish Ottawa. Well, they won. Then Monday, still not feeling too steady from whatever bug laid me low the day before, we had to move to our regular apartment. Think 30C in the blazing sun hauling suitcases, a couch, (a small bed went the other way), tables and chairs, and contents of the fridge and cupboards. I must have sweated off 5 pounds. Too bad I started out 20 pounds overweight. You can see by the picture that we've decorated for Christmas already. It's hard to see but there are...

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Nov 26, 2015 - American Thanksgiving

Haven't done too much lately. Gone for a few walks, ate a few taco's, tried not to melt. It's been really hot since we've been here. 32 every day with high humidity. Last night Mother Nature gave us an impressive light show. Lightning lit the sky for three or four hours. Very little thunder though. Today it's been raining all day and the temp is only around 25. Saw our friend, Tony the artist. Nell gave him some paint brushes and he gave us a pineapple, isn't it cute? He was surprising sober. Said he has a girlfriend and she won't let him...

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Nov 22, 2015 - Been a week already

Friday, (November 20), was Revolution Day and, of course, they had a parade. Then, in the evening, the first South Side Shuffle of the season. The only ones that seemed geared up for it were the galleries. We went out but were not too impressed with the offerings. The ladies shop across the street from our apartment had a band set up so we sat on our balcony listening to the music. We stayed there 'til one o'clock in the morning drinking wine. Oh yes, they've started decorating for Christmas. Just like home!!

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