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Friday, December 12, 2008

The Gate

"Friday's child is full of woe"... is how that poem goes in some versions. But here, Friday's child just keeps on keepin on. We are at the end of a very productive week and considering that a bad storm was predicted (it never showed up), we accomplished much more than expected.

I don't know about you, but I am getting tired of seeing and posting information about half-finished projects. I long to see something totally finished. Even the gate needs painting and a good solid padlock (hard to find, here). At this stage, however, things are moving along more rapidly. And each day sees something new accomplished, so I can hardly expect more. After all, we have only been in this country 6 months and what more could we expect? We don't even have our official residency, yet and we own a house and are well underway on the projects. Hey, let's loosen up a little, sit back and enjoy the weekend. Sun is shining, there is a pound cake in the oven and I am about to prepare some of the fresh strawberries Denise bought at the feria, yesterday. Then I'll whip up some whipcream with some of the delicious cream you get here. Life is not that bad. By the way, the other version of the poem reads, "Friday's child is loving and giving...." That's the version I like.


Anonymous said...

Remember you left the land of instant gratification for a slower pace... an excellent reason!
The progress in your house is admirable! Just relax and enjoy the pound cake and strawberries (got any tanat left to wash the pound cake down?).

Wally said...

UR right, Leo. "Sit back, enjoy the sounds of the surf, sip a little tanat and enjoy each day!"

I might even print that out and put it up someplace....

Eddie said...

I love reading your updates. I appreciate your taking the time out of your busy day to document everything for those of us itching to move down and enjoy life like you are. This is going to be an impressive abode once you're finished.