I'm writing this on Tuesday evening... it's after 6pm.... we visited a while with Francine and Greg... I fed the foxes... we pretty much cleaned out the fridge. I've found a home for the bits and pieces of foods that we didn't use. The suitcases are partially packed.... we've called Ney.... the fellow who picked us up at the airport in December. He was only about an hour late then... so, instead of asking him to pick us up at 11:00 (for a 2pm flight) we've asked him to pick us up at 10:00... figuring he'll be here by 11:00.
We know we have a "no frills" flight so plan to stop at the local Subway on our way to the airport. Those tiny bags of peanuts just won't sustain us until we land in DFW late in the afternoon. We have 2 checked bags as well as our carry-ons. Since we don't have a scales with us, we know we need enough time to "rearrange" our stuff in our luggage. It won't be the first time we've sat in the sidelines... suitcases open.... jeans here... underwear there... books.. oh... they weigh too much... they go in that one. Our whole life is exposed to anyone who is curious enough to watch us take out and replace this and that.
I took down the hummingbird feeder as I do every night. The ants, and I DO mean HUGE ants, invade it during the night if I forget to take it down... Only this time I won't be putting it back up. I know the Cinnamon Hummingbird will look for it tomorrow.... and I'll feel bad. Just like the dog food I put out for the foxes. While I know they don't depend on the "hand-out" we provide each evening, I know they'll be around tomorrow night around 5pm... and there won't be anything there.
We got a new neighbor yesterday who has a dog. Marlin, the dog, quickly found the dog food this evening, so I have a feeling the foxes wouldn't be around much anyway.
We've said our goodbyes to Steve and Ann... we've eaten our last dinner here... I even finished knitting the pair of socks today that I've been working on. We visited with Francine and Greg and their new neighbors, but will say our goodbyes to them tomorrow. It's surprising how quickly we become attached to folks... Francine and Greg are more than just neighbors... they have become friends... folks we don't want to lose contact with.
You who have traveled with us on this adventure have lived through our lack of hot water... heck, you've lived through us not having any water... the 95+ temps each day.... the hill that we walk up.... the foods, the people, the good things and the not so good. But... you know what? I wouldn't trade our life for any other life. It is what it is... and it's fantastic!
That's All For Today!
P.S. Don't worry if I don't post for a couple of days... unless you hear about a plane disappearing between Costa Rica and Texas, I'll be back to blogging in a few days. Take Care, Y'all!