David in Santiago & Our Garage

Don’t panic, adjust! Don’t panic, adjust! That is my mantra. Oh my gosh, I can’t wait to get on the plane and have this packing, organizing, building behind me!! Yes, I am stressing!!!!!

So, as I was talking with David last night he realized that all of his reservations – hotel and taxi pick-up – for Santiago was for the 7th of July and not, today, the 4th. I had to call the hotel in Santiago to see if they could change the reservation. They could upgrade him to a bigger room…I didn’t know if we needed approval from the company. Plus, there was the issue of someone meeting him at the airport. Now, mind you, it is 9:00 at night. David’s flight out of Lima was at 7:00 this morning. So, I sent a frantic e-mail to the secretary that had made the arrangements last night and called her this morning. She assured me that everything was taken care of….thank goodness! So, someone will be at the airport today when he lands at 11:30 AM.

One thing I did this morning, which is one of my favorite things to do in Cape Elizabeth in the summer and a huge help with stress, I rode my bicycle to Higgins Beach. The route I take is about 13 miles round trip. At the turn-off to Higgins Beach, there is a small store. So, I buy a small coffee and ride the short distance to the beach. I sit there with my coffee and look at the ocean, watch the dogs on the beach and just enjoy it all. I am really going to miss bike riding when I get to South America. The cities where we will be living are huge….8 million people. I have no desire to ride my bike in that kind of traffic. Plus, David says that the traffic is sooooo scary. Thank goodness we don’t have to drive in it. We have assigned drivers. I told David that I may not come back to the states….assigned drivers, maids…..I can’t wait!!!

As you can see, our garage is coming along nicely. Hopefully, the doors will go on tomorrow. We just love it. Most of all, I love, love, love, my mud room!! David said that he should have just built a mud room for me…it would have saved him lots of money!

Well, Happy 4th to everyone. I am off to pack. We may not agree with our government, but one thing I have learned in my travels is that there is no place that I would rather live than the good ol‘ US of A!!!! I love to experience other cultures, but I am so proud to be an American. Cheers!!!

6 thoughts on “David in Santiago & Our Garage

  1. The garage looks great – no doors and all. The blog site is wonderful – what a fantastic way to chronicle your upcoming adventure and keep us all informed at the same time. Saturday will be here soon enough – try to relax and enjoy these last days in Maine before you depart for a short while. ahb

  2. The garage looks great – no doors and all. The blog site is wonderful – what a fantastic way to chronicle your upcoming adventure and keep us all informed at the same time. Saturday will be here soon enough – try to relax and enjoy these last days in Maine before you depart for a short while. ahb

  3. Great site. I’ll keep checking and keeep my folks up to date with all your adventures. It has been great to reconnect with you. Thanks for visiting my Dad. Take care. Ginny

  4. Great site. I’ll keep checking and keeep my folks up to date with all your adventures. It has been great to reconnect with you. Thanks for visiting my Dad. Take care. Ginny

  5. Love the blogg ! Can’t wait to hear about all your travels and just so happy you guys are together again cos living apart sucks.Just want to say thank you for all the support you have given me the last few months also. You truly are a wonderful lady Shar :}. Looking forward to reading about your new life.. just too exciting ! As I type this you will be on your way. So that leaves me to wish you the best of luck and Bon Vourage !All our love to you both Ryan, Jill & Nathan xxxx

  6. Love the blogg ! Can’t wait to hear about all your travels and just so happy you guys are together again cos living apart sucks.Just want to say thank you for all the support you have given me the last few months also. You truly are a wonderful lady Shar :}. Looking forward to reading about your new life.. just too exciting ! As I type this you will be on your way. So that leaves me to wish you the best of luck and Bon Vourage !All our love to you both Ryan, Jill & Nathan xxxx

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