Nov 19th, 2009 by Les

“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.”  Dutch Proverb

Since I’ve never been burdened with a bushel (or any other measurement) of brains, I use my patience often.

As you’ve heard me lament many times already, our furniture and belongings have not yet arrived.  However, our patience has supposedly paid off.

They tell us our furniture has made it to Ajijic.  They tell us this, though I have no proof except for two phone calls David has had with our movers over the course of the last few hours.

We received a message, after an email inquiry I made yesterday, that our belongings had arrived and we needed to contact the movers for delivery.  David called immediately and was asked, when would he like to take delivery?  His response, how about now was greeted with, how about Monday.

Okay, we can make it through one more weekend.  I’m wondering if it would be possible to go and visit our stuff?  You know maybe pull out a few hundred things we are dying to get our hands on?  Perhaps, gaze upon a few items that hold special meaning – like, maybe, our toaster.   I guess that isn’t going to happen as they are still in their crates.

Life is full of ups and downs, a few steps forward and ten steps back.  For now, we march as one into the weekend knowing – though we have sustained yet another slow leak in our air mattress, our time is near its end and we will simply bound joyously into four more days of adventures in sleeping.

Pass the bottle of sleeping pills; I think I’m ready for a quick nap before the bed hits the floor!

(The pictures accompanying this post are a view of our blow up mattress and of Lumpel-Still-Skin – our cat – sequestered within said blow up mattress.)

The Blow UP

The Blow UP

Lumpel Still Skin

Lumpel Still Skin

Furniture shopping
Nov 11th, 2009 by David

We were out looking for furniture yesterday. Everyone was right, the stores near Ajijic are way too expensive. We went into one store that had an ordinary, indistinct, american-looking couch-loveseat combo for $1000. Hardly worth the money.

So we went into Chapala looking for a furniture store. We found one with a beautiful 3 piece sofa, love seat, and chair combo in startingly beautiful dark wood and fabric. Something utterly distinctive and Spanish/Mexican! We both fell instantly in love with it. It was less than $600!!! San Francisco Muebles, at Moreles #198, at the corner of Madero is the place to go. Coming in from Ajijic, make a right at the light onto Madero, find a place to park (it’s easy to just drive to the end of Madero, make a turn to the left, then go into the large public parking) and walk back up Madero to San Francisco. It’s on the east (away from Ajijic) side of the street. Check it out, you’ll be glad you did.

The movers have come and gone.
Oct 28th, 2009 by David

The movers came and loaded the truck today. it took 5 lift vans, not the 4 we had been hoping for, but with luck, our furniture will be in Ajijic in only 10 days!!!  Hurray!!  we’re exhausted!

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