05 August 2010
This has been the longest I've gone between my so-called
"weekly logs," more than a month, and I apologize for
that. We are still here, and we're still doing well. Now
let's see if I can play catchup.
Andrew's Washington, D.C. trip back in June was very
good. You can read about it on his new web page:
Both of us were ill for a few days, first Andrew with a
cold, and later me with strep throat and then a cold.
We're both fine now.
My shoulder is about the same. I went through two weeks
of physical therapy at IMSS, and I've begun another two
weeks after a two week rest. Sometimes the therapy seems
to help, and at other times it doesn't seem to make any
difference. The last day of the first weeks of therapy,
I asked the technician if it would be possible to
receive an injection of cortisone, but she said no. Two
days ago, at my first day of the second round of
therapy, I asked the doctor, and he gave it to me. This
seems to be helping much more than anything else so far.
Yesterday we paid $630 (pesos) to have a sonogram done
of my shoulder in preparation for seeing the specialist
in a couple of weeks. I'd never had anything like this,
and it surprised me that the doctor took twenty shots of
my shoulder and neck areas. Though we can have a free
sonogram at IMSS, the appointment for that is two months
AFTER my appointment with the specialist. I think the
sonogram is something he would appreciate seeing. So, we
spent the approximately $52.00 US to be sure the
specialist has something to view. I wonder how much
something like this would cost in the USA.
Work is going well for Andrew, now in the summer session
at Mundo Bilingue. He's adding private students fairly
regularly now. He has six, though not all of them have
classes with him every week. He is finding it difficult
to schedule everyone when they want. Though none so far
want to have him teach during the weekends, he is open
to the occasional Saturday class. We're both glad they
don't want weekends so far. Work for me is slowing a
My mom died Saturday evening, July 24. You can see an
excellent memorial video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5fAtVCCk30
We have been without internet most of this week, and it
really hampers my website design work. I make the
changes to the copy of a website on my computer, but
then I have to walk across the RV park with my computer
to find another wifi to upload the changes. I then view
the website live online and determine what other changes
need to be made, go back home to make them, and then go
find the wifi again. The phone company is supposed to
have it fixed by tomorrow. I sure hope so.
Our FM3s (Mexico visas) expire next month, with mine
expiring one week earlier than Andrew's. We'll begin the
supposedly easier renewal process this week. I'll let
you know how that goes. It should be interesting to see
how much "easier" it really is.
The FM3 renewal process begins online. We've tried to do
that part of the renewal process twice with two
different computers, but each time, the computer shut
down before we finished the process. We'll give it
another try this morning.
We've had a lot of heavy rains recently and have had to
patch a couple of leaks on the RV roof. The rains are
keeping everything nice and green, quite pretty, and the
temperatures cool. It is a nice time of year.
Until next time.
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