Mexico is for the most part a simple place. The slow pace tends to run off on us Gringo's too, not that I am a speedy fellow to start out with. The lack of stress is good for everyone, especially old people like me. Manana is still the operative word around here.
I tried to give the Wikipedia definition of Manana in a previous post. It means "an unspecified time in the future". After experiencing some manana, I think I can give you a better explanation today. One of the things I need done is a recharge on my 3 AC units and in Mexico, local shops can still do that, unlike back in Canada. If you read my previous post about this you would remember that I first talked to Antonio at the Park Office about finding me an AC guy a week ago last Friday. At that time he told me he would contact Alonso the AC guy but probably not until Monday because Alonso didn't work on weekends. So Monday Antonio tells me that Alonso "should" be here Tuesday around 9. Tuesday came and went, and Wednesday, and Thursday I went to see Antonio about it. He tried calling but Alonso didn't answer. Apparently Alonso was not feeling good so took the day off and because last weekend was Revolution Day holiday, he took Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday off too. They love to have family time and that is great. So Antonio said he will call on Tuesday to see when he will be here. Now, I am in no real hurry to have this done either so manana is ok with me too, but I shared this to let you know how that word works!!! And there may be more manana before we get this project done!!
The girls headed down to the Market in Rincon Guayabitos to look around and Harold and I stayed behind to play volleyball. After we were done we got our shoes on and walked down to the market. It is about a 4 mile walk so it took us a while. Out the back gate and down a gravel road and through the town of La Penita.