Monthly Archives: February 2018

Movin’ Right Along

The residents at the St. Joseph Home for at-risk children have physically healed from their accident injuries. The psychological trauma however remains. We have on staff an excellent child psychologist who does quite well with the kids and they all like her; an important milestone. My bout with the flu is almost over, after 4 weeks. The virus picked an inopportune time to attack me, my having to move my belongings to a new home. I made one trip a day across town in my Honda hybrid moving slowly to conserve energy. On Sundays, after church, the oldest children helped move the big stuff in my old Chevy pickup. Next Sunday we’ll finish moving an armoire and a large filing cabinet and then we’re headed for the nearby Rio Humuya to relax in the water. I will be in my new home by March 1st. Yahoo!


I am two weeks into the most severe reaction to the flu that I have ever experienced. At my last visit to the States this past September I failed to receive my annual flu shot for the first time in decades. As I slowly begin to recuperate I also have a house move this month. Bad timing. The proprietors of my last two rentals assured me I could remain for several years. They lied. After the one year lease expired each told me they were going to sell the house. Ergot my third move in as many years. My future new owner tells me I can remain for 10 years, a very nice home, by the way. She says she’ll sell it to me. I doubt she means it but what choice do I have.