Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Rain

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Wednesday March 22, 2017
Tuesday I went to meet with George to arrange the music for the proposed OBG dance, booked for Tuesday April 4. He will meet on Thursday with Peter to coordinate with the sound system.
After physio I went to El Centro with Cristina, primarily to find replacement cord for all my house pants and sweat pants. We found what we needed at the first place. I also got a new replacement fanny pack because my old one’s zippers were getting caught in the broken interior fabric. It served me well for about 7 years.
Then we went to CinePower and bought 13 more movies before going to the Konica store to get a frame for my GringoPost Best Photographer certificate. I am still reeling at being named that honour for 4 years running.
We stopped at a jewelry shop to get a watch battery for my Timex only to find out that it was toast… So I had the bracelet transferred to my other watch with a couple of links removed. We also got Cristina a new watch bracelet. The heavens opened during this time so I suggested we eat downtown to ride out the storm.
I had a craving for pizza and Cristina was craving a coffee so we went to La Fornace only to find that they had no coffee…. So we ate somewhere else.
I got a call from Marco confirming that any Coopera payout won’t happen until mid-to-end of April, so I had to put the word out once I got home. I was so exhausted, the bed beckoned early.
Wednesday, I tackled my end-of-life documents again which I will take next week to a new lawyer. The last Gringa lawyer fouled them up so badly that I was gun-shy, but my accident has highlighted an urgency to the matter.
Then I walked in the light rain to the second-last physio of this series, maximum of 10 allowed, and I can’t say that I am impressed with the results which are negligible to nil,… very disappointing.  I don't think that I have a choice but to ask for another series...  I need to get some improvement in my condition.  This "frozen" body feeling is getting tiresome.
The day began blustery and has not gotten any better, with intermittent light rain being the order of the day. The grasses in the parks are badly overgrown and a nuisance for walking the dogs. However the flowers are gorgeous and this is infinitely better than -20 with a blizzard...
All these photos were taken with the new Lumix which continues to produce very nice outdoor shots.
I hope you enjoy the photos. That was the day's excitement. Cheers, Al
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Sunrise Tuesday morning

A newly made concrete street across the river

Light rain on the Tomebamba

But the mimosa tree loves the moisture

And I love the mimosas.

After physio, looking west, in the light rain

And looking east, past my soggy house on the right


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday March 20, 2017 Wedding

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Monday March 20, 2017
Intermittent rain has kept us from doing much of anything both Saturday and Sunday so we stuck pretty close to home.  I am getting pretty tired of wiping 12 paws 4 times a day minimum...   The rivers are back down a little so we can breathe easier too.
We got information that there may be another Coopera payout this Wednesday so I put the word out.  Hopefully this is all true.
I also have decided to try another Oldies But Goodies dance on Tuesday April 4.  I am going to work with 2 other guys to control the sound and the music.  I am also toying with the idea to make this free to our supporters this time, just to try and draw a huge crowd.
I am really hoping that this round of physio is helping but I am really not feeling any great breakthroughs anywhere.  My hands and arms still feel like chilblains and I am getting pretty tired of that constant annoying sensation.
Our afternoon got hijacked by our friend Carlos' decision to get married in a civil union to a fellow named Tom from California.  Cristina and another Colombiana named Norma acted as witnesses while I wielded the camera.  Afterwards we went next door to the chinese food place for a very nice supper.
I did a few extra fun versions of the best wedding photo.....
I hope you enjoy the photos. That was the day's excitement. Cheers, Al
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The Rio Tomebamba is running more normally today

and it is still rushing to meet the Amazon

The hibiscus and the sky caught my eye

My physiotherapist Susana

The Civil Union happened here

The wedding party

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Adding a Venezuelan friend

Waiting for the paperwork to be produced

Sitting in front of the Notary with the paralegal Beverly

Pre-marriage jitters are gone

Signing the register by Tom

Signing the register by Carlos

Gotta have a signature closer to the one on the Cedula

Married

The happy couple

Their future is wide open

Shot with the Paralegal

Add the witnesses

Using the Notary's side area

Add the Venezualan connection

Then they forced me to get in a picture too

Posed "Oh what have I done" shot

Posed "Oh what have I done" shot 2

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday March 17, 2017 Joes' Secret Garden

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Friday March 17, 2017
Happy St. Patrick's Day with an unusual Friday meal at Joes' Secret Garden.  The place was decorated for the occasion with shamrocks and green.
Almost everyone was wearing something green and   a couple of the staff were wearing wonderful Irish-style outfits.
Corned beef and cabbage, with Mocha Irish Cream Mousse for a chaser was the sumptuous fare and nobody went home hungry for sure.....
Good job Ken and KP.
I hope you enjoy the photos. That was the day's excitement. Cheers, Al
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