Monday, December 16, 2013
it's always interesting around here
Since it's Monday, that means tinguis, except today. I was up, (cold) showered, dressed and ready to go at 9 am. However, Mr. C had misplaced the car keys and we weren't going anywhere. It took an hour to find them. Where were they, you might well ask?
On top of the bedspread but, since they are the same color, almost invisible.
Meanwhile, a technician from Global Gas arrived to check out the connections and gauges for the gas tanks. No problem there; it's in the lines. Just as he left, Elias showed up ~ we weren't expecting him until 4 PM this afternoon ~ and started chipping away at yet more cement to get at the copper piping. All in all, it was a good thing we were here, even though we are without any fruits or veggies. But we don't have any gas to cook anything, either.
Tomorrow we have to go to Tecoman to pay our trust bill after which we'll head up to Colima to the big supermarket. Or not, depending on how long it takes at the bank. We go through this every year; nobody has ever seen this transaction before and the whole banking staff has to gather around the window to watch.
Mr. C went downstairs to fetch some things to bring up and found a 3' snake in the guest room closet. It was stretched lazily across the clothes rod. Yikes! Mr. C took down the slider's screen door and propped it up over the closet opening to keep the little fellow from fleeing and hiding someplace else. He is now standing guard outside the bedroom door so it doesn't get out until Fernando can get here and dispatch it somehow. I'll try to get a photo of it. I don't think I've ever seen anything more than a tiny garden snake so I have no idea what it is, where it came from or how it got into the house. And to think! I was going to go down and get a blouse out of the closet this morning!
With Mr. C waiting on the side, three great brown hunters ~ Fernando, Elias and a third intrepid chap ~ went into the closet, found the snake and did what they had to do. It's called a culebra ratonera, rat snake. Not venomous but not cute, either.
I think we're going to have gas. Hot water. Hot food. All is good here at the beach.