In I went...on my own! a very pleasant Nurse, fixed me up for an ECG, it is amazing how people change, once they know you love their country, she produced a lovely smile, and we talked throughout the procedure. That done I joined Marcela in the waiting room for my blood test, again I went in alone, and immediately saw why all the Kids had been screaming their heads off, the Technician must have run out of regular syringes, and borrowed a batch from the Vet, they were huge!!!!! anyway, I just closed my eyes and let her get on with it, I hope I don't see her again any time soon, it was like being with the Butcher of Copacabana
|Never had that before!|
They certainly aren't pretty, but with some gravel around them, and pots with flowers on top, they shouldn't look too bad. We are certainly going to have to get the tank emptied, with everything removed, I saw what was down there, and you can tell the house was rented out previously, enough said!
That done, I cut up some of the branches from the trees I had previously cut down, they are ready to use on the sancocho fire, once they have dried out. I used a japanese saw, I had recently bought from the U.S. which cuts on the pull stroke not the push, and it was so fast!
Marcela then came out, and we started gardening, digging, and digging deep to dig out the platano roots from the suckers that were growing, doing this I realised that the Platano was going to cause us some problems, so reluctantly, I asked Marcela if she wanted me to take out my previously precious platano, that brought a smile, and we kept digging until most of the roots had been found. Then my back told me that I had done enough for one day, so in I came for a shower. Marcela continued de stoning the ground, and has only just packed up.
So that's it for another day.