Update on life and projects

A few weeks ago I wasn’t feeling so good, I had pressure in the chest that would last about fifteen minutes and then go away. I got worried and drove back to the US and went to an ER to get checked out. As a prior heart patient I thought it was the prudent thing to do. The kind folks there checked me out and kept me overnight to be safe. In the AM my Cardiologist checked my tests out and made an appointment the following day for a consultation. Then I was scheduled for a stress test the next day. The results of the stress test didn’t come in until the following day. The results show I have some scaring that may be causing some problem with the arteries contracting therefore I’m another medication to help keep the arteries open. The medication seems to be working.

On another note; I had to have some work done on the house. The roof need to be recoated. Every five years the roof needs a new coat of roof sealant . While the men were here coating the roof I had some garden work done. I had trees planted and other trees and bushes pruned and the garden cleaned up. All day there was work being done on the house and garden. The garden looks neater now and I feel better after having the roof sealed. We don’t get much rain here, but when we do it is a gully washer and a leaky roof causes a lot of expensive damage.

Here are a few photos, nothing dramatic, about the work that was done. The truck was filled up with debris from the garden twice.

I am getting close to having lived full-time for six years in Mexico at the same address. I have never lived that long in one place in my life. I also have never been happier. Mexico isn’t for everyone there are lots of differences between Mexico and the USA some nice some not so nice. I am still learning the language, and finding out things about the culture yet my desire to remain here is as strong as ever. I’m an odd duck,  I am happier living in a country other than the one of my birth in a land who’s culture and language I don’t fully understand than in the country of my birth. I wear the label Expatriate with pride !

As an aside I’m writing this as my housekeeper is cleaning my house and we are chatting back and forth about the house who called what her children are doing and what I should buy in the store for cleaning supplies, all in Spanish! Which gives me a smidgen of satisfaction as I flunked Spanish and French in High School ! So take that you teachers in High School !

 

Categories: Baja California MX, learning Spanish, Mexico, Retiring to Mexico | Tags: | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Update on life and projects

  1. Sorry to hear of your problem, but glad to see you are at last at home. Maybe someday I will find a place I can find a home for myself.

    • I hope you find what you want and what makes you happy. I’m happy here for the most part. I know one day I’ll have a serious health issue and either will be buried here or have to seek care long term care in the US. Not looking forward to long term care in the US, way too expensive and it is not a lifestyle I would like. My body is wearing out besides the heart problem I have a bit of ostioporous in my neck and a nagging pain in my knee most likely arthritis. Old age is fun you get to meet all kinds of professionals. I’m visiting the “children” this coming week. I plan to stay for only a week and then return to Mexico. I find I miss my little life in San Felipe when ever I leave it.
      Happy Trails and hug the fur kids for me.

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