Sunday, January 09, 2011
Haves and Have Nots
We don't have central heat when it is cold.
We don't have air-conditioning when it is hot.
We don't have a disposal.
We don't have purified water piped through the house.
We don't have a dishwasher.
We don't have a garage to park the car and have to use a parking lot about three blocks away.
Here is some stuff we do have.
Five or more dogs who are sometimes on the roof next door and like to bark at any thing that passes by.
Roosters in cages on the other side or the house who crow whenever they want to.
Fireworks on a regular basis, even during the middle of the night.
Church bells that ring frequently, very frequently.
Trucks that go up and down the street with loud speakers blaring.
Young people who play the radios loudly in their parked cars while they hang-out around it.
Very uneven sidewalks or sometimes no sidewalks just cobblestone streets.
By now are you wondering what I'm trying to tell you. I'm just saying that San Miguel isn't for anyone who thinks that they couldn't live with or without these things. I know it probably sounds perverse but these are some of the things that I love about living here.