Saturday, September 19, 2015

I had an accident!

I was in a terrible accident Wednesday and suffered a major head injury and a concussion. I was on a speeding bus that made a sharp turn sending me through the back door, over the street and onto the sidewalk. I was rushed to the emergency room, by ambulance, and spent ten hours being observed and having my head stitched up. Luckily, no broken bones. However, I was in a lot of pain. Mainly muscle pain. My vision isn't 100% yet but it has improved. I need several days of bed rest to let my brain heal. The doctor said it took quite a beating. We were scheduled to move into our house Thursday. That has been rescheduled for Monday. The people in the neighborhood that saw the incident were so helpful until the ambulance arrived. I was losing a lot of blood and one man held pressure on my head while a lady attempted to clean the pouring blood off of me with cotton balls. The police ordered that the bus driver pay my hospital bill or be taken to jail for thirty days. He agreed to pay. The care I received in the hospital was excellent!! Mike is taking great care of me. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

New House in Cuenca

After nearly two years of living in our apartment, in El Centro, we have decided to rent a house two miles west of our current location. The house is located in a gated cul-de-sac with a large green park in the center. It has a large kitchen, three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a fireplace, a small back yard, and the Yanuncay River and Linear Parks are across the street. It is only two blocks from the bus lines, and the light rail system, that is currently under construction and expected to be completed in a year. 

Entrance to the cul-de-sac. A guard is on duty 24/7. 

Name of our street. 

Mike sitting beside the Yanuncay River. 

Linear Park with walking/running/bike trails along the Yanuncay. Just steps from our front door. 

We are currently in the process of painting, etc. Our expected move-in date is September 17th. I will post more pics after we have moved in. We are looking forward to acclimating in a new area of Cuenca. 

Las Vegas, NV

Beginning August 14th, we spent four days in Las Vegas. Our friend Houston joined us.  This was my, and Houston's, first time visiting the city. We stayed at the Luxor.  

It was very hot, in the low 100's every day. However, we did not let the heat hold us back. We walked from one end of "the strip" to the other visiting most of the hotels and casinos. 

New York, New York

The Excalibur 

Statue of Liberty made with Twizzlers. 

And jelly beans. 

This is a cake. 

We met Loni Love!!

Houston enjoying the day. 

Vegas at night. 

Lots of shows and exhibits were in town. 

And to close out this post here are some random photos. Remember, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!"