Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Back in Alberta for the Summer

Mike managed to squeak out a week in Maz with me before we both flew back to Calgary on the 22nd.  We used some timeshare points and stayed at El Cid for the week.  That gave me a chance to go to the apartment and pack it up - some stuff to go into storage and the rest to cull, wash and bring back to Alberta - without having to live in a state of disruption.  And its nice to have your room cleaned every day.

The internet connection is okay at El Cid - if you sit by the window facing the pool, or on the little patio over the pool.  If Mike and I tried to get online at the same time, it would act up.  And they made a big deal of not charging us for internet!  Mike did have to spend more time working than he wanted to - there were Skype meetings every day for several days - but he got in lots of pool time and getting around town, eating and drinking.  The ocean for some reason was VERY rough the whole week, with big waves and high tides, so we didn't do much swimming in it.

I have been home since late Saturday night (or, really, early Sunday morning) and I haven't been outside or gone anywhere yet.  This is Tuesday night.  I picked up something nasty on the plane ride home and have not been well ever since.  Still, I've got a lot of work done, catching up on mail and bills.  My garden (such as it is) was full of weeds, and the grass is green, trees are with leaves.  But my mind is still in Maz.

Mike has some following up to do on his investor presentation - everyone that expressed interest had asked him to wait until June 1 anyway.  The May long weekend is a biggy here and a lot of people take a vacation around it.  He also has a new consulting gig lining up in Miami.  He'll have to spend some time there this summer but some of it will be done remotely from here.  I really have no interest in going to Miami in summer so I will just stay here.  It would be so great to get a nice investment in OFE so that he didn't have to go off and do consulting elsewhere, and just focus on OFE.

Maybe you can tell I am a little down in the dumps right now - combination of readjusting to being back here and being sick.  I'll get over it.


  1. We miss you already! Sorry to hear that you picked up a bug on the plane.

    Hope you get that business off the ground and become independently wealthy, so you can spend all the time you want down here in Mazatlan with us. We kinda like having you here!


  2. Hi Susan: Readjusting to "real" life is pretty difficult for us too. And Dan's asthma is REALLY bad right now, so he also is not feeling well. He's also freezing since its maybe up to 60 during the day here. Good luck to you and Mike on your endeavors this summer getting your business off the ground. Look forward to sharing a meal and some fun with you both back in Maz in the fall. Gail Olson

  3. Thanks Viki! Yes, independently wealthy is the goal!