I apologize for no making an effort to update this while Pat O’Brien was here….it wasn’t just that I was busy canoodling with him, it was the fact that my home was stacked to the brim with boxes and we spent the entire weekend unpacking and rearranging and hanging out in a house with no phone and no cable. I will say though, it was fantastic having him there to help out. I left all the heavy lifting to the two big strong men J I’m pretty proud of myself, too. I didn’t even cry myself to sleep last night. I think it just felt good to be in my own room with my own stuff, it was very comforting. Don’t get me wrong, I was missing him something fierce as I used a T shirt of his for a pillowcase, but, I also knew that really, we’re going to be OK and everything is going to work out better than I expected. The first few weeks flew by, and I was miserable – so I figure the time has to fly faster as I get settled and have more fun and more experiences!
I never did get a response from my doctor, so I am sans anti-depressants right now, since Thursday. I actually felt pretty good over the weekend, but I had a heck of a time getting out of bed this morning. I think that’s more of a function of me not going to bed until 1:00AM! And no, I wasn’t engrossed in unpacking, either. It was Keith and I staying up to watch the rest of the 3rd season of Sopranos (or as Keith says, the Sopornos). That damn show is so addicting. I really don’t know why I care. But, I know that we will be engrossed in seasons 4 & 5 as soon as I can get them from Pat O’Brien J
What else has happened?
Bought a fridge and cute itty bitty microwave from Wal-Mart yesterday. It was supposed to be delivered to us yesterday, but I guess they decided it would be better manana.
We met with our landlords last night at their coffee shop to go over some more details and to get an extra key and such. I really like them. The official owners are an older couple, but they are expatriating to Costa Rica, so the daughter (Claudia) and her fiancé (Emannuel) are going to take over, and they also run the coffee shop – which consequently has a really fantastic chai latte. They are about my age, and speak very good English. It was also promising because Manos (Emannuel) is from Greece, and has only been here 8 months and is pretty damn fluent in Spanish already. Yay! There is hope for us!
Oh yeah, we’re still non-rental-car-less and I have less than a week to figure it all out. My ideas keep on ending up in the toilet, but thankfully my ever-thinking Dad is still on the ball. He suggested I check on car loans originating in the US, but for cars overseas…I thought I remembered already checking into that, and that it was a No Go, but since I had to call National City anyway, I figured it wouldn’t be a bad idea to double check. Turns out, it might not be a bad idea! If Dad gets a loan and has it wire transferred to the Mexican Dealership, it can all work out. AND, let me tell you, a 7% interest rate car loan sure the heck looks a lot better than a 19% one!!!! I’m hoping I can take care of everything this week. The thing about this whole situation that made me a bit proud of myself – instead of crying my eyeballs out I decided to make a chart on potential solutions to the problems, and the feasibility of each. I must say, it was much more effective!
So, ta ta for now – more adventures to come (and they will come more frequently when I get high speed internet or until we find an internet café – whichever comes first!)