The purchase contract came in, necessitating a bit of back and forth, on the day we were traversing the Canal. Safe to say that I will never forget the details of the Canal, nor the details of the sale of this house. We are still dikkering back and forth over little details, like the roof repairs (!!) that we didn’t know that we needed.
Today, we are in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I am spending my time at a local Starbucks while Hubby, the athlete, goes off on a tour that is listed as ‘only for very active persons’. He was desperate to get away from the walkers and wheelchairs on the boat. We’ve done a few snorkelling adventures which takes a bit of energy, and there were no wheelchairs nor walkers, but I think he is missing that rise in heartrate he gets at home, on the bicycle. Even though he spends 3 hours every day, almost, at the ship’s gym. His tour includes a zip line and a hike up a mountainside, so I demurred. Today, I am also going to do a bit of shopping, which he hates, too. It’s a good tradeoff. I’m hoping to skype with our daughter at noon.
The house is slated to close on May 31, less than 4 weeks away. As soon as we get home, we will have to sell all, dump all, seriously this time. Hubby has more stuff to dump than I have, and I suspect he will fill the garbage cans numerous times. And make many trips to Goodwill. We will be home on Tuesday May 7, late, and are planning a garage sale (or estate sale, whichever will sell more stuff) on Saturday the 11th. We need to sell a couch, a kitchen island table, a fridge, a large older but very nice TV, a Mexican pine end table, used as a printer table, and 2 buffets: one an antique and one Mexican pine. Also need to do something with a round antique accent table with small wheels that my mother said was an antique 50 years ago. Everything else, except for my good Dansk china and silverplate flatware, including lots of kitchen and garage stuff, all has to go. I better put a few things on Craig’s list! Wish us luck and a few dollars to spend in EC.
Our room service waiter bringing tea the morning of the Canal traverse….this is the life:
I was surprised to realize that the Canal is really very low tech, but then it is almost 100 years old. Hydraulic doors open and close, water enters/leaves using gravity, the boat is pulled along by a group of 4 small but strong locomotives.
Leaving Panama City, I found my dreamboat:
Instead, we went down a river in Costa Rica, looking for crocodiles. We saw a few, lazing in the water, and a beautiful blue heron but I can’t find the picture of it, so here’s a pic of one of the crocs we saw:
Later, coming into Huatulco, the next stop for snorkeling…