Friday, January 8, 2016

i'm back, live at the beach!

After a week of phone calls and a personal visit to the Tecoman office of Telmex by Fernando, we are back online today.  Even the scratchy phone line is clearer than it has been in 3 years.  I don't know what they finally did to make everything work and I don't really need to know, either.  I'm now back in touch, can catch up on NPR and PBS, get mail . . . all the important things in life.

Our trip to Colima yesterday was a complete success.  Got everything done and even had time for comida at our favorite spot, Cronos.  It's just such a lovely quiet oasis in the midst of a busy, bustling city.

We got home in time for a little nap.  Then  it was Margarita time and thankss to Mr. C's deft hand with the ingredients and the blender, this was the result.  Cheers!

Dago's tonite for shrimp in preparation for the opera tomorrow.   It's Donizetti's Anna Bolena.  It's not going to end well for her.


mary ann said...


Liz said...

Glad you are coping with Telmex-- I so admire your attitude-- seriously! Would you believe that I have not coped nearly as well with TWC, here at my Palm Springs condo. The owner just has the standard package. Which means there is no onboard guide. So I made arrangements with the owner to get an HD box that has the guide, plus some other goodies (at my own expense, while I'm here). I called TWC to find out how to get the box, but when I got to the store, their process was completely different. In the end, they were able to sort it all out by calling the owner. I installed the box the next day, and now I am "in the know" re programming again. The condo owner says he has had more trouble with TWC than he cares to recall. All in all, a real hassle, including a wait of nearly an hour in the store. They do not have a great reputation anywhere...

It has been very chilly here so far, and I did not bring any warm clothing with me. It rained for 2 days straight here last week (2"-- hooray!), and the view of the snow-topped mountains is spectacular... I like this condo better than any I have rented here before, so have booked it for 3 months next year again. Will pack better next year!!!