Back from Michigan and so much going on and so much to do. I'm no longer used to this much activity in my life!
We have decided to replace the broken into window in the back bedroom with a sliding glass one. It will let in more light and, when open, hopefully more air. We are also having a custom made aluminum gate installed over it. This will be lockable and recessed so that we can open it to clean the windows. (read: so the cleaning lady can open it!) That will also allow us to cover it with 3/4 inch plywood, should another hurricane or two head our way.
Our best friend these last 6 years on the island is getting married July 3 in the Yucatan. His wife to be is a sweetheart and we are pleased as punch that they are getting hitched. Of course we were going anyway, but they have also asked us to be their witnesses at the civil ceremony. I feel quite honored. For their wedding present, we are allowing them to live rent free in our cabana until we have guests arriving in November. This gives them a slightly nicer place to live for now and the ability to save some money and, hopefully, get a nicer apartment later on for the three of them. Yes, you read that right!
The computer front has me really busy and bogged down. Not only did the thief steal my computer, sans power cord so I don't know what he is going to do when the battery dies after 2 hours, but he also stole my backup CD with all my pictures and stuff on it! Ridiculous. At any rate, I do have a new computer (as does Bob now too) and I am having to recreate all of my blog list. So be patient if you have not had a comment from me lately. I am slowly getting all of you added and read!
I had just begun to repost on my other blog about my car trip all over Mexico in 2007. The pictures from that trip that I use to illustrate the story were also on my old computer. I was really pissed about loosing them. Then I had a revelation while lying in bed awake a few nights ago. (listening to every strange sound that came along and jumping up to look out the windows!) My original CD with all of the pictures from that trip is safely locked away in the safe! I was glad to remember that and to now have all of the pictures again. Now to find time to write!
I'm not feeling quite as bitter and down in the mouth about the island now as I was just after hearing about the 14th break-in. Still not totally happy with it, but adjusting. Wish me luck on that front!
Have a great week!