Wednesday, February 6, 2008

In Nicaragua

It´s taken me a while, but I´m here in Teote, and my datacard needs to be re-enabled, so right now, 2-6-08, I´m sitting in a computer cafe in Jalapa, Nicaragua, a busride away, typing out a new post quickly. I really wanted to have the only active internet connection and computer in Teote (silly boy, for such an ego trip) but this will do until I figure out what´s up with the Verizon machine. I do know the satellite in the southern skies is working, so it must be my card. Perhaps, like just about everything else in Nicaragua, it just will take longer or it just doesn´t work here. The most common sentence in Northern Nicaragua must be Ësta Nicaragua, no sirve!--It´s Nicaragua, so, of course, it doesn´t work!

I figure I must be meant to be more social for a while, instead of holing up in my room in Teote, writing, writing, writing all day and night, with which I am a tad obsessive but very loving and fulfilled. I am having a good time today at the computer cafe, fairly new here. It certainly was not a part of the Upper Nicaraguan scene when I first came back in 1993.

Anyway, on my arrival, everyone at don Moncho´s finca was very glad to see me, because (this is so don Moncho) I had left money when I last was here to build a new outhouse on the farm, the old one being so smelly and dilapidated that I just couldn´t abide it anymore, PLUS IT WAS READY TO FALL IN ITS OWN HOLE; he built it, but then locked it up for two years (I had an operation in ´07 and didn´t make it down last year) in order for me to be the first one to use it. Ha! So we had a ritual yesterday morning, opening up the new outhouse for everyone´s use, and all are grateful.

LIFE IS JUST THAT WAY IN NICARAGUA, WHERE I AM HAPPY AND HEALTHY AND SO GLAD TO GET BACK TO MY BLOG. ALL IS WELL HERE. I´M TAKING A MILLION PICTURES WHICH I´LL POST THE NEXT TIME I COME HERE, BUT THIS IS IT FOR NOW. I HAVE TO PAY MY BILLS, NOW THAT I AM ONLINE. CIAO, CenterDoug

2 comments:

David Crofts Munro said...

Looking forward to them pictures, my friend. 'Tis a territory I could not even begin to describe! Inspire me!

serenepanic said...

Doug, so glad to hear you've safely arrived. Send us some warm photos and thoughts--it's stinking freezing here in GWS. Ever your student, Linda P.