Well, this was a good day, if too busy when I'm still getting over this cold or flu thing, or whatever it was. Still, it is nice to accomplish things. We are firming up our plans with Mary and Jim for the Great Adventure to Peru in September. Mary is a whiz at using the computer to plan trips, and we all sat in Terry's office while she figured things out. She doesn't have broadband, so she came over here to our place and we had lunch before we investigated flights, itineraries and accommodations, and she was able to get the basics in place in about a half hour. Pity the poor travel agents, when it is so easy and fast to figure things out on the Internet. We'll probably take Z's advice on where to stay in Lima. Thanks for that. It looks as if Jim will have to abandon his dream of fishing in lake Titicaca; it's just too far away from where we'll be.
Got some pix of the neighborhood, too.
Here is a pic of the stump of a huge tree that was cut down.
The house is now exposed, and I had no idea how big it was until now. It's very tall and has two wrap around balconies.
In the house next door to this one workmen are laboring to put in a huge stone wall. I really want to find out why the owners are doing this. I suspect that this is fill land that may be eroding below the surface due to underground water flow, but I can't really picture how the stone wall would help, unless they plan to make it go all around, and put in more dirt. But then what about the house, which is on the ocean side of the lot? They may be planning to reinforce that too. Very puzzling.
And it is warm and muggy with no breeze right now. That means flying Formosan termites! Ugh I hate them! I justkilled two around my lamp in here.
So, have a good weekend, everyone. I'm hoping to be all better by Monday.