Tuesday, November 18, 2014

THR +137

November 18, 2014

The healing continues. That's good. Shoulder is much improved. Hand is... stiff. Hip is good.

I'm planning to start yoga in a few days.

Craploads of work keep me from enjoying the surroundings too much... but I still get the occasional chance to take it in -- especially before sunrise.

Some recent pictures:
Volcan Fuego Erupting

San Pablo la Laguna, Guatemala

Heron on Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan Morning

Clothespins and Coffee
Updates to follow as events warrant.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

THR +130

November 11, 2014

Here's a short update:

I've been busy here in San Pedro with work, trying to find a house and socializing. The hip has taken a bit of a beating from walking and tuktuk rides. I've actually had to take a bit of a break as I was experiencing some discomfort yesterday.

Other than that, all is good.

Lake Atitlan, November 2014

Thursday, November 06, 2014

THR +125

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Things are coming along fine. I'm still a bit lax on the diet and physio, but I am walking around a fair amount.

The 'high school' drama continues in town. Such is village life. But I should have more news about housing soon. There are some good options, but lots of competition.

A group of us are heading to San Juan for wine and cheese today. Can't wait!



Tuesday, November 04, 2014

THR +123

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Today is my 4 month anniversary and so far, so good. The hip works well and seems to be adjusting to the 5000ft altitude here.

I went for a bit of a walk today, and although I was a bit stiff from physio yesterday, I had no problem navigating some hills and sketchy trails/roads.

My hunt for a house in San Pedro continues, but there are some interesting options. There's even one that would come without cost. That, perhaps, is the best solution.

Not much more to say than that.

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Monday, November 03, 2014

THR +122

Monday, November 3, 2014

It was a beautiful day here in San Pedro:
Late Morning - Nov 3, 2014
I haven't really pushed the hip yet. Mostly I've just been getting settled and saying hi to people. I went to the BBQ on Sunday (11/2) followed by a very late night.

I spent today working and poking away at various tasks. And I did the full regime of new physio -- except balance board stuff. I've asked a local carpenter to build me one.

And so it goes...

exercise: physio, some walking

Sunday, November 02, 2014

THR +121

Sunday, November 2, 2014

I'm finally settled in San Pedro. It was a long journey, but the hip performed well. Flying was easy and I was careful to do lots of exercises while in the air.

The hardest part of the journey was the trip to Lake Atitlan. After a long day of shopping, we crammed into a pick-up truck for a three hour drive. The first two hours were fairly easy as the highway is quite good. But from the main highway to the lake, the road is pretty poor -- especially up and over the mountains.

Here's the route:
Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan
The hip was ok, if a little stuff after arrival.

That was Friday. Today is Sunday. So far so good. I've done some walking, but I haven't attempted any big hills, mostly because I want to acclimatise to the 5000 foot elevation.

more to come...