Monthly Archives: March 2013

What a week

I have been sick for a week I had nausea and back pain and I was very tired I could barely get around. I finally dragged my sorry old body over to the local Dr.’s office had some tests done and an x-ray. There was a delay of a few days waiting for a lab culture and it came back today. I have an infection of the kidneys and I am on antibiotic for ten days this drug is very powerful it should take care of the infection. I return to the Dr’s office in fourteen days for another test to see if it is cleared up. If the test comes back good we are done.

The x-ray was revealing I didn’t know I had damage from smoking. No one had ever told me I had any problem; it is not serious and I don’t have a medical problem. The part that concerns me is the x-ray showed I have an aorta aneurysm; a swelling of the aorta the main heart artery if it blows out you’re in dire trouble. This Dr. said that with my low cholesterol level and my blood pressure being under control and that my medical stress test was good I should not have a problem unless it gets bigger. What upsets me is no one has ever mentioned this before-so this will be topic one with my Dr’s when I get back to Tucson!

Easter week in Mexico is like no other and San Felipe is going full blast ! People and vehicles of all types all over the place, Police every where road blocks and even helicopters some say there are sixty-thousand extra people in town! I did a bad thing and paid the price for it. I parked in a no parking zone and went for breakfast with friends at my favorite restaurant when I went to my car to leave I had four cops standing around my car and I had two tickets. Because I have Mexican plates on my car they thought it belonged to some out of towner guy with an attitude. I show up; old, white hair and when asked, for once, I denied I spoke spanish. Only one of the officers spoke english and he was a doll! I swear he could have been in the movies ! He was very polite and professional he explained they had already called the tow truck and that if I paid the tow driver I wouldn’t have my car towed, I would have to go to the Police Station and pay my tickets. I paid off the tow driver $45.00 and he was happy and by paying him off I didn’t have car ruined by his old tow truck and pay an additional fee for storage. I got in my car and went to the Police Station and paid my parking tickets $30.00 and they were very nice and professional also. So for a couple of hours my car was guarded by four police officers and just like the Mayor’s and Governor’s cars. I don’t recommend doing that though it does get costly 🙂

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What we are doing today

Crack in fender needing repair

Crack in fender needing repair

 

 

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Repaired and primed

Repaired and primed

Primed and ready for paint

Primed and ready for paint

The RV went in for some body work a crack and a scuff were repaired we are waiting on the right color paint to finnish the job.

Spring has sprung there are new buds on the trees and blooms on the bushes things are looking good.

Today I am minding a neighbor’s dog a cocker spaniel who is little cutie he likes me a lot and settled right in at my house while his owner is off doing business today at the Blues Festival. She makes designer gourds, pickles and jams. With all the noise at the Blues Festival she thought it best to leave her dog with me for the day. He is no trouble at all, very affectionate and for the most part calm.

Harold taking a rest on the couch

Harold taking a rest on the couch

Close-up of Harold my neighbor's dog, he is a sweetie !

Close-up of Harold my neighbor’s dog, he is a sweetie !

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Race Week In San Felipe Baja MX

This town is full of people from all over Mexico and other countries for Race Week this is one of the biggest events of the year!

Race teams from the US, MX, and other countries are here with their support staff some of which have some very expensive  equipment to include helicopters and special trucks with their tools, fuel, and spare parts. This is the real deal and the town is working its butt off to please the visitors and of course make some money in the process. All the hotel rooms are full and the RV camps are full and into over flow parking, others are camping in the desert ! Lots of music, fireworks, beer, tequila, food, photo ops, and excitement! My little seaside Mexican town is jump’n and hop’n this weekend !DSCF3173 DSCF3174 DSCF3177 DSCF3178 DSCF3179 DSCF3180 DSCF3187 DSCF3188 DSCF3189 DSCF3190 DSCF3191 DSCF3192 DSCF3193 DSCF3194 DSCF3196 DSCF3197 DSCF3198 DSCF3199 DSCF3200 DSCF3201 DSCF3202 DSCF3203 DSCF3204 DSCF3205 DSCF3206 DSCF3207 DSCF3208

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