We were very much looking forward to Friday for it was going to be a busy social fun day. We started by going to a late lunch with my friend, Karyl. She had never been to lunch up at Casa Isabel, so of course, we had to go there. And, as always, we enjoyed the meal but truly loved the view!!
We had also purchased tickets through Cupocity to see the Carole King show, Tapestry, at Act II. No disappointment here! 2.5 hours of wonderful singing and great piano and guitar. Tickets were $120 pesos instead of $300 each ($9 US vs. $23).
A bit of video to enjoy: https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D646513_67028128_7791351
A great way to end the day was by listening and enjoying Sean Moore and his Texas Blues Band at Nacho Daddy's. Boy can they make the blues rock!
I had been conversing all week with a gentleman who was selling a brand new LG washer/dryer one piece combo on Craigslist. It's a really cool machine. Totally automatic from wash cycle through drying process. Runs totally on 110v electric and it's sleek and gorgeous to look at. So on Saturday morning we talked by phone and came to an agreement on price ($800US) that is half of what it sells for retail. But it needed to be viewed in person before we'd all go through the exercise of having it delivered.
So off Mike and I went by bus to the end of the line in Pitillal then by taxi to his home in another suburban neighborhood. We were not disappointed in the machine. It looked as good in person as it did in the pictures. And, it wasn't as large as we thought. The seller owns a Ford Explorer and with the three guys (father, son, and Mike), they were able to lift it into the back of the SUV with no problem. And once his brother arrived, off we went. He stopped at the bank to let us get our cash to pay for it and once at our place, the 3 were able to carry it up the 3 flights of stairs to our condo. It's a heavy son of a gun, so they were all glad we didn't live higher up!
We could justify the price because we would be spending about $12/week on a laundry service for clothes, towels, and sheets. That's $624 plus all the hassle to carry it back and forth plus working with their hours of operation. Yup, now I can do my laundry when I want to!! Even at night because this baby is quiet as a church mouse!! It even plays a sweet little music melody when it's finished.
Saturday evening didn't turn out to have much of a sunset, as the clouds rolled in. But, we did enjoy drinks with Helen on her rooftop right on the beach.
From there we ended up eating at Di Vino Dante. We had been wanting to try it out and enjoy the beautiful peaceful setting up above the art gallery. The restaurant itself exhibits allot of art and is in its first season. It was the 2 x 1 pizza that caught our attention. A most enjoyable experience and a beautiful venue!
And, so as it was Saturday night, that meant our friend Joe King Carrasco was playing at Nacho Daddy's. A must stop for us. As we were going to find a table, I got stopped by a man who knew me well from reading my blog. Bo and his wife, Dora, had just come in from Ecuador and are checking out PV. We had a delightful rest of the evening getting to know each other and talking about places and countries we've both been to.
This is not the first time and probably won't be the last at being recognized. It never ceases to amaze me at how many people I've never met before know me when I walk by just from reading the blog and seeing our pictures!!
Easter Sunday was a totally lazy day with sleeping in, doing a bit more laundry, a scrumptious gorgonzola egg soufflé with bacon croissant. Mike's specialty! And, to top off the day, a bit of sunbathing and lounging in the pool. Ah, the good life!!
This week is already shaping up to being very productive, as well. We continued on with our search for blinds and went back to Home Depot on Monday. After looking at all the options again, we decided to buy a cut to fit blind in cream for over the sink. We installed it this morning and it's perfect!
We have continued to chase our old landlord, David, for our security deposit but with the Easter holidays we got nowhere fast. Couldn't even get a response from our legal advisor so this morning Mike got up early and personally went to see David. David did answer the door, which is quite a surprise. He still contends that we will have our money by tomorrow but that he would only present it to our legal advisor. Who knows. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
The construction of the new building on our street was thankfully put on hold all last week. The daily jack hammering into the bedrock does eat into our peace and quiet. We truly enjoyed the whole week without it. But sure enough at 8am they were back at it again yesterday. At least when we close the doors and windows here, it really does lessen the noise considerably and for that we are grateful. It shouldn't last much longer and that's nice to look forward to as well.
Only one last real project to coordinate and that's getting a custom drape made for our sliders. But that's for another day.
This week I also got published again in the online Retirement and Good Living site. They also reached out to me from having found my blog. http://retirementandgoodliving.com/retiring-in-mexico-making-lemonade-when-handed-lemons/
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend doing whatever.
Again, thanks for following along on this journey of ours and for all of your wonderful comments and feedback.