Another Week Passed

There is not much to report, it has been an odd week, I seem to have been bobbing in and out on the Bike most days, mainly shopping, that is one of the disadvantages of being on a bike, it now comes down to buying our food, little and often!

Pepe, seems to be improving with his change of food, his benign tumours are reducing in size, and now he has got used to receiving dog treats and not helping us eat our food, he has settled down to a \’Dog\’s Life\’… hahaha!

I have come to the conclusion that it doesn\’t always pay to go for the helpful option, not only as I commented the other day, is it the Pharmacies that have a system where you take a ticket according to your situation, (Pensioner, Pregnant, Disabled etc.) which in theory gets you to the front of the queue, but Banks and many Institutions use the same system.

However, it is not guaranteed to work, and I have come to the conclusion you have to size up, who is in the waiting room before deciding which option to pick.  On Friday, I went to the Bank, to deposit our holiday pesos saved in tins, over the year, I took a Pensioner ticket (albeit it is once you are over 60 here) and then noted there were 70 people in front of me, the place was full of \’Oldies\’, after an hour and a half, the queue did not seem to be moving, so I gave up and left, humping my bag of pesos with me.

I returned yesterday, there seemed to be an equal number of  potential \’Oldies\’ and normal, so I took my \’Oldies\’ ticket, there were 20 in front of me this time, but then I found they had allotted one cash desk for us, and three for normal, so it was two hours before I handed over my bag of bootie, 30 seconds it was done, as they give you a \’temporary receipt\’ and it would be counted the following day and confirmed by phone, or by going online.

I am getting very short tempered at the moment, all because I am not sleeping through the night, why? because our Druggie neighbour has let his cat out again, and again, it is stuck up the Teak trees opposite, so far it has been there four days, the night before last, through a horrendous thunder and lightening storm, they know it is there, they were all gazing up at it, when I returned home yesterday, but no one is doing anything to rescue it, consequently it spends all night crying, and me being a light sleeper…

In between my excursions, I have been keeping on top of the garden, which like much here, has benefited and also suffered as a result of the heavy rains. The grass is now green again, and growing at a fast rate, but we have had more problems with the azulina hedge, with the force of the rain, it has had to be wired upright. As nice as azulina is, I would never use it again for a hedge, it is not self supporting, and since I put the white roofing panels along the fence to block out the neighbours, it falls over if not fully supported, that in itself causes other problems, because when using the hedge cutter, I have to be careful that I don\’t cut the supporting wire

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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