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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas

I wish everyone a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Joyous whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

What is...

What do you call the day before Christmas Eve? I call it my birthday. I spent the weekend down in Tegucigalpa and just got back home. A nice, relaxing day. At some point I may get back into some kind of tradition again for my birthday, but for now just getting away a bit and relaxing is fine.

I may get some tape and tape the Christmas stocking I was given last year on the wall above my table again. That will be the extent of my decorating. I have to work tomorrow, but it will be slow. Sometime next week hopefully my presents to myself will arrive in the mail. When they do I'll show them here.

December has been a nice, slow month. I am starting to feel the stirrings of plans starting to be made in the depths of my mind. Still unsure what I want from this point on. Life down here is definitely easy. I would like to get back to the States, but even that is difficult to get fired up enough to do the things I need to do to get there. Maybe while it is slow tomorrow I'll work on shining the resume and posting it to some sites just to see what looks back at me.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time Passes

Still not a lot going on. I'm ok with this. I'm getting little details done that I usually manage to put off as not having enough time to do them. In most cases it is things not high on my list of enjoyable activities. However, there is getting to be clean and clear space in my apartment. And in my mind.

I just got the first electric bill from the house in the US in awhile. $94 for less than 2 weeks. $60 of it charges for things other than electricity. Ok, so I get the $45 turn on fee. And I remember the almost $4 fuel surcharge. What is an almost $12 'customer charge'? I have to pay them extra because I'm one of their customers? I really don't want to own real estate again. I haven't heard much from anyone up there. The realtor had someone who was supposed to go give me an estimate on how much to get codes off my tail so we can list the house for sale. I'm thinking we could list it now, but I think the realtor doesn't want her name officially linked to the place right now. The codes lady tends to tell her how close to having a warrant put out for someone's arrest due to the codes violations we've come in all this. See the place 'as is' and I'll take the hit. Oh, well.

My plan for the Holidays is to knit my sweater. Remember the sweater? I'm making some slow progress. Like the rest of my life. Slow. But it is progress.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Quiet times

Given that Honduras is not a quiet country, I seem to be in some quiet times. Not a lot going on. I am cleaning my apartment and sorting. I pulled out my sewing machine today, but haven't gotten the courage to actually start doing the mending. In order to justify putting that off I have gotten a lot of cleaning done that I had been putting off. Since this is not a blog about cleaning and laundry, I just don't have a lot to say. Work is equally quiet. So, I'll enjoy this while it lasts.