Should I say Happy May Day? Isn’t that a communist holiday? I wonder if they celebrate that in Venezuela?
Yes, I am well aware I have bad jokes. Dry as the desert. Corny as Choclo.
I did a fast run to Cuenca today. My day started off a bit slow, as I had no water. It seems once a week they shut off my water on Monday mornings for a few hours, so I had to wait to shower. I sat reviewing my last video… again. I had to see it once more to confirm it was as bad as I thought. It was not only bad, but it’s embarrassing. I wasn’t myself. Maybe I was trying to hard to inject some energy. But as much as I hate myself in videos, it was even worse watching someone that wasn’t me. I have to face it, I am just dry and boring. I will just concentrate on the topic and stop worrying about being so watchable. I did a video on transportation. A pretty important topic really and I think it was a mistake to try to cover it in one video. Perhaps broken into parts, and do 3 or 4 might make more sense.
Today the neighbors have installed a new electrical service. I really missed a cool shot for video. The guy went up the power pole with this weird steel chains and rods on his feet. It looked totally unsafe, but a great visual. By the time I got to the camera, it was over. Dammit!
My Spanish is slowly getting better. I actually had a bit of a conversation with the taxi driver today for about 10 minutes. I can imagine how bad it was, but I was quite happy that all these words in my head are finally spilling out as I need them. I feel like I gave birth today. Nothing dramatic, but we talked about all the rain in Cuenca, where I am from and what it’s like there, why I am living in Giron, how much better the weather is in Giron, etc. Yes once again it was overcast and raining in Cuenca and as we made the turn around my favorite mountain and descended into Giron, the sky turned blue and the sun came out. It was a very nice day in Giron again.
Delta is really restless. When we lost Beta, she acted as nothing happened. But now, weeks later, she is constantly sniffing around where Beta used to lay down, and she starts crying. I think it has hit her that she is just lonely without another dog. I don’t know if I can do that. I am planning to do some traveling at the end of this year. I may give up my house and all my “stuff” to move into a place in Cuenca I can come and go with no problems. I know a very nice little apartment overhead of a restaurant owned by a friend. It would always be under key, and looked out after. My current plans are to go to Colombia again for a few weeks, return, then go to Uruguay for a month, come back, and go to Chile for a while. A lot can happen between now and this fall, but that is my hope. As I put more distance between me being sick and feeling really good now, I find myself getting restless. But if I go forward with that plan, I can’t really get another dog.
Oh, did I mention I fixed the railing on my staircase? Yes, I know… mundane. But that is how life can be here sometimes. Guess what? Yes, just like anywhere! Remember that!
OH! I saw another Condor today! That is 3 since I have been in Giron. It flew close before I got my phone out… its wingspan was HUGE! I swear it was at least 10 feet wide. It looked like a giant vulture.
Click to see the Condor
Beautiful day in Giron!
This is an odd building I only noticed today. I walk by it all the time. Just never looked at the side. Its a building face, but no depth! Check it out.
Just noticed today we have a visitor center! I thought it was just a place for people to give speeches or play music!