Wednesday, January 20, 2016

so far, so good (so far)

A TelMex fellow actually came to our house this afternoon to see what the problem might be.  We have had no internet since last Saturday afternoon ~ after the opera, fortunately ~ and I think the company was getting tired of the complaints.  We did have a couple of windows of connection on Sunday, but since then, nothing.  Actually, the entire town was out on Tuesday due to the slicing of a cable.  But as of midnight, ours was working sporadically.  But this gentleman came carrying a new modem.  He checked all the necessary connecting cables, pronounced them fine, hooked up the new modem and here we are.  No more phone-to-internet messing about.  We've had good internet all afternoon.  I am very grateful.  Just think; we could have taken in the old modem a month ago for a replacement.  But then I wouldn't have had anything to write about.

These beauties came from the Monday market.  They're as luscious as they look.

For dinner I decided to use up the eggplants I bought last week before they went bad.  So I sliced them, some large zucchini, a couple of onions, a BIG tomato and layered it all into a baking dish, poured over some home-made tomato sauce, some fresh oregano, some Parmesan and stuck it in the oven.

It took longer to bake than I had imagined; eggplant takes a l-o-n-g time to get really creamy and totally done.  But it was absolutely delicious.  More tonite.

Dominoes Tuesday, always a very fun afternoon.  It's a time for us all to get caught up, talk about what we're reading ~ Mrs. NN is into The Martian ~ and where we've been, what new shops we've discovered, where we're planning to travel.  I look forward to this afternoon very much.

Tomorrow we are off to Colima for Mr. C to visit the gastroenteroligist again, this time with his lab results in hand.  Absolutely NOTHING can be found in his blood or intestinal tract, very good news.  We're planning to go to a resto recommended by NN for brunch, then some errands at Home Depot, Sam's Club, see the doc, swing by WalMart and then head home.   I am very relieved that whatever was ailing Mr. C a few years ago has not returned.  That was a real ordeal with some absolutely killer drugs.

Here is a photo of some beautiful shadows out on our terrazza.

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