FEBRUARY 1, 2016, MONDAY; San Carlos
A new month with new adventures! There was a big storm up Tucson, AZ way and we were affected by the tail end of this storm. Very windy and blowing overnight and this morning, the sky is half covered with huge clouds and it is very windy but still warm enough to out in short sleeve and shorts. This was an indoor day for everyone. We did manage HH at 4 but it only lasted a half hour due to the cold wind. We watched the last of season 6 of SoA (Sons of Anarchy). Shocking surprises in this one.
FEB 2, TUESDAY;
Windy again today but not as cold as yesterday. Val went to the clinic for a follow-up on her last visit and make an appointment for tomorrow as the results from the lab are supposed to be in at his office. Internet is super slow again today. Marcel made Sheppard Pie for everyone, Val made the Salad and Louise made a cake with ice cream. It was all delicious. The girls sat in a group and chatted while the three boys played a dice game although Dave was not into it. I have to stop being so argumentative!!! SoA later in the evening!
FEB 3, WEDNESDAY; Repairs and stuff
Windy again today! Early this morning, an outfit from Guaymas came out and put a tinted film on both the passenger and driver windows. It was done within a half hour and cost 450 pesos ($39cdn). Later in the morning, another two guys showed up to repair the leak on my driver side rear wheel. They took one tire off then the drive axle and went away to get a gasket seal for it. Whoever worked on that before, only used silicone and no gasket so over time, it deteriorated and began leaking!? They were back about an hour later with the axle all clean and they put it all back together. They were done by 3 pm. Cost: 2300 pesos, approx. $200 Cdn. A job that would have cost me over a thousand dollars in the States or at home!
Val had to go for her Dr’s appointment so Audrey went with her. She was back by 3:30 pm with some good news and a new prescription that we picked up at Walmart. We had a short HH then inside for dinner. Marcel showed up at our house with potato perogies. Very delicious.
FEB 4, THURSDAY; Brick factory
No internet again this morning, DAM! We had a wind storm overnight but it is quiet now at 9 am. Val went with the girls for their regular walk.
In the afternoon, we drove to a small village, SANTA CLARA where they make bricks the primitive way. They lay a frame down which is partitioned in four, the size of a brick, filled it with cement then repeat the process on and on. A little further we saw where they pile them up quite high and light a fire under so that they will cured almost as hard as a rock. We left this area and went to Guaymas to an Irish Pub that Audrey had seen. We had lunch there and the funny thing is that there was NO English spoken or written; so much for Irish!!!
Back home, we had HH and Al and Brenda and Larry and his wife joined us
FEB 5, FRIDAY; Music Day
It was windy this morning but by noon, it had calmed right down. I went for a haircut this morning and Val went for her walk. I had a short snooze in the afternoon and woke up to music playing. The guys had started! As usual we had a big crowd which is really a big Happy Hour(S). Quite a few people danced including me and Val! It ended at 6:30 pm then the six of us sat by the fire before calling it another day.
We watched the last episode of SoA and what an ending!
FEB 6, SATURDAY; Nacapule Canyon
Again, internet is sporadic; it’s on then it’s off RRRRrrrrrrr!
We had to go to Walmart in the morning to get meds for Val then on our returned, we got the gang and drove to NACAPULE CANYON, about 15 minutes from here behind the Ranchitos. We now have to pay 20 pesos a head to walk in. They have improved the trail a lot and it was an easy hike in. At the end, there are two canyons and we went in both. It was a bit arduous at time but everyone enjoyed it.
We drove back to SOGGY PESOS Pub and had a beer with fries and onion rings then came home.
We began watching a new pre-recorded series…Breaking Bad!
FEB 7, SUNDAY; SUPERBOWL
A lazy morning and afternoon. I had a short snooze prior to the game. The sun was out this morning but it clouded over and remain so for the rest of the day and evening. The game was at 4:30 pm local time and a whole bunch of people met at the Palapa by the office where the owner, Joe, had set up a large screen TV. Some people brought snacks and a lady even brought two big crock-pots filled with delicious chili. The game was somewhat slow except for a couple of long passes and a reverse touch down which was exciting but overall, it was not an exciting game. Caroline was really not performing as good as last week game. Broncos are the Super Bowl 50 winner which is good!
We, marcel, Audrey and I, came home and after having a quick bite, we went to Dave and Louise for a drink and chit-chats.