The more things change… (*sigh*)

Getting settled … Which means finding out where the light switches are, and what does what, etc.

The apartment is nice enough, but there is a challenge at every turn. There is not room on either side of the bed for the walker, but it is comfortable. Plus, I am using the short walk to the walker as an opportunity to walk unaided.

I have set up a work station on the verandah that is similar to the Conch, but after dark the lamp isn’t quite bright enough. Plus, I am not certain about the people walking by on the street. Mind you, they are very little different than at the Conch – i.e. drunk and loud, but relatively harmless.

And speaking about ‘drunk’ and ‘loud’, there isn’t a restaurant within comfortable walking distance, but there’s a sort of bar/kiosk two doors down the street … WITH MUSIC. That loud, frantic, god-awful reggae-rap crap, that for me is like a two-hour root canal without anaesthetic.

It also stays open until 2:00 – 3:00 in the morning. So that hasn’t changed.

What also hasn’t changed are the dogs and kids. It seems that everyone has to have one, and generally several at once. I don’t know what the social assistance is like regarding child welfare, but the senioras and señoritas are all seem to have a kid in their arms during working hours.

The little burger shack down the street doesn’t open until 11:00 AM, and since I get up around 8:00 I have a 3-hour wait for my first coffee (instant.)

This morning a señorita came in with precocious brat, parks herself at the bar, and proceeds to let the kid run the restaurant. And guess who she chose to sit with … Who hates kids like mosquitoes,  and who hasn’t had his first coffee for three hours? ME!!

Why lord … Why?

Once again, however, the weather is superb – Hot, in the 90s – and the scenery is beautiful. I also have a separate bedroom, so that defeats the noise (somewhat.)

This is the Seven Seas.
This is the Seven Seas.

 

The view from my work station on the verandah.
The view from my work station on the verandah.

 

A view of the street. Besides motel-type-structures there are some substantial houses. A little worn for lack of upkeep, but some of them are being revived.
A view of the street. Besides motel-type-structures there are some substantial houses. A little worn for lack of upkeep, but some of them are being revived.
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