Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Talk About Progress!

I took the following two pictures on January 19 and posted them on January 20. Remember how pleased I was that the workers actually returned on the 16th and started work on the Hidalgo Avenue project as promised?

I checked on the current progress on February 8 and took this picture of the same area. Gee. Look how much more progress they have made!

Can't say that I am totally surprised that nothing more has happened.


Anonymous said...

Poor Freddy's Resturant.This construction must be putting a damper on his business.

Life's a Beach! said...

Well, I'm not surprised either. I'll be shocked if Hidalgo's done at the end of 2009!

Babs said...

Patience my man, patience.

IslaZina said...

Good sources say the municipality has been laying off 50 people a week for the last 5 weeks.

Steve Cotton said...

I was going to ask about the very point IslaZina raised. I assume that the municipality is going to suffer a lot of cut backs. Babs's counseling of patience is well placed.

Anonymous said...

Ya know, and I hafta say, not withstanding the place in my heart Isla has .... I just spent 2 weeks on Ambergris Caye in Belize ...

Some Major Comparisons.

English is the National Language.
The people are proud of their home.
The place is clean, and the people keep it that way.
The prices are low.
It's easy to get to.
The beaches are great.
Mayan history up the Wazoo...

As much as I have grown to love Isla (after 6 trips), the ambiance in Belize is a lot different. The most notable difference is that the natives WANT to like you; you're not just a Cash Cow.

I urge you all to give it a try.

Islagringo said...

anonymous: i'm sure he is feeling the pain.

lab: let's hope that they don't string this out for years and years. Alas, I am afraid I have to agree with you though.

babs: patience and kindness are my middle names!

Islazina: that is an incredible statistic. Who are the good sources? I have read nothing in the paper regarding that. Besides, the street project, to my understanding, is being undertaken by a contractor...not city employees.

steve: i'm not too sure about the cutbacks. we have more and more new people being added to the police force and new offices being created. I know a lot of people who work for the city and none of them have heard of cutbacks or are afraid of loosing their jobs.

Loretta said...

After watching the week-long tope construction and subsequent deconstruction, I can't say I'm surprised. How are our friends at Adelita's holding up?