October update

Health wise the bypass has been a success I don’t have much pain just very little in the sternum area must be a nerve that hasn’t healed yet. I have returned to my social schedule of meeting friends for breakfast four or five days a week. I go out for dinner twice a week unless there is something interesting in town then I go out for dinner again. I had a spate of dizziness a few times, that seems to have past. I also have been victimized by a by-product of the medications I took while in the hospital and I now take on a twice daily basis, hair loss. The meds interfere with the growth cycle of the hair and it falls out. Being a rather vain old lady I was distressed at this development so I purchased a couple of wigs to wear while I wait and see if the hair decides to grow again. The brown one is favored by my acquaintances over the white one I like them both.

Now, I mostly have the old age complaints; frequent potty runs at night and nagging heart burn on occasion. My back problem, the compressed fracture of T11, still gives me grief from time to time – I don’t think that will ever go away. So there I am repaired for now and getting on with my life.

I am content for now to remain in San Felipe until I get the itch again to move on so I’m going about my business of making the house here more comfortable. I just had a wall built to replace the wire fence between my lot and the lot to the north here are the photos;

I will be making some other changes to the house changing the front wall design, the a wall to the south of my lot then my house will be more protected from the wind. I have also ordered ornamental iron work for the veranda to dress that up a more make the house more secure. I’m looking for an RV trailer to park on the lot and use as a guest house. I would like a silver one that I can remodel and skirt so it would be updated, functional and comfortable. It is in the dream stage now, we’ll see if this comes to life as time goes on.

Today I went to the annual opening of Cowpatty’s a bar located about seventy miles south of San Felipe. The seasonal opening is the unofficial start of the “season” here for the Gringos that spend the winter in our fair village. There are some Gringos who live here year around like myself who enjoy this social bonding. Some people come from a great distance to be at this event in remote part of Baja Mexico. Lot’s of renewed friendships and catching up on who’s coming back this year and who did what while away and who couldn’t make it and why-quite the gabfest. Plus the quaffing of local beer and occasional other beverages of the adult variety was indulged in. I wasn’t driving today so I got in a few myself.

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Last night I got invited to a neighbor’s house to enjoy some drinks and nibbles with other neighbors it was a delightful time chatting away about the goings on of our neighbors and what they have been up to and their plans for the future. There were some dogs there too so I got my puppy love. The food was delicious and quite the hit. This same group meets on a regular basis for our Wednesday dinner out at a local restaurant. This is an energetic group that travel frequently to the US, Mexico and other lands so there are lots of stories.

I love my life here in Mexico more friends than I can count lots of things to do and good enough health to enjoy it! I’ll post again when I have something to say πŸ™‚

 

 

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5 thoughts on “October update

  1. It’s good to hear you are feeling well. And it’s nice to have you blogging again.

  2. Debra

    I have followed your blog for a couple of years. So glad you are feeling well again. My husband and I are renting part of a house for three months next Feb to April in San Felipe. Any recommendations on great restaurants would be appreciated. It seems you would be a person “in the know” since dining out is an important part of your social life. Stay healthy and happy.

    • My recommendations for dinning are Padrino’s for Italian, Road Runner Cafe’ for lunch or breakfast, Chumpo’s for breakfast, La Vacitia for dinner, Baja Mar for lunch, dinner or breakfast, Other restaurants on the Malacon the street bordering the town beach many serve great seafood. There is also a Cantina at Pete’s camp their specials are good, there are so many places it is hard to keep up πŸ™‚

  3. Barbara Lane

    So glad to see this post and know you are doing well! I’ve been checking in and was starting to worry about you. I’m with you – I like both wigs. : ) It’s fun to change colors. I think you look gorgeous in both photos. Keep us posted please with photos as you update your house – I love what you’ve done so far, and that you keep tweaking it. Wishing you the best always.

  4. Virginia

    Julia, I’m brand new to your blog so I plan on going back in time to catch up with you. Continue healing.

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