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I have reached a new level of understanding how some people / things get on Belize time – it goes something like this….

I was working on this post yesterday morning when I got a call from BTL that they were coming to look at an issue we had reported a couple of weeks ago.  Now sometimes people can be that slow to get back to you here, but in this case they were actually doing their job and following up. Very grateful for that because tacoboy on his last communication with them said our internet was fine and he was right at the time it was.

I was already experiencing one big sidetracked moment in time. No matter how hard I tried to stay on task I keept getting pulled in all different directions literally.

– Answering emails set me of on pinterest for too long, but I for some great pins out of it.
– Pulled myself away from pinning pictures and back to emails.
–  BTL guy calls and says they are on their way over in 10 minutes to speedtest our internet – I was not going to say no.
– Stop answering emails and start tiding the house a bit and dusting the router.
– Of course toilet brush had to break at the wrong end while I was cleaning the guest bathroom.
– Took out garbage swept stairs and back to emails and blog – net down Surprised? Not
– BTL guys were on time and when they did speed test, they discovered a corroded wire that needed to be replaced, no small task as it had to be done cosmetically and be put under ground.
– Tim  Invest in Belize, the house realtor, came lightening fast to make sure that the work was done cost effectively, weatherproof and most of all invisible.
– Heraldo who works for Tim shows up almost as fast and was ready to do his part of the fix so the BTL guys could come back and hook us up.
– Patiently edited yesterdays pics while I wait for internet. This process is took slightly longer than I had hoped,we are not going to be back online till sometime Thursday been offline since Wed morning.
– Ended up at El Divino to do some emails by phone and have a well deserved rum and cranberry or two.

7:11 the following day – I finally made it back online but for what ever reason I cannot send an email. I can do everything else though so I decided to get this post up then I will take myself to burger bananza and get an early start.

Below  are some pics from my walk to town to set an appointment to see the Mayor Danny with his assistant Yolanda. Jeromy, Laura and I are on a map quest for the Belize Red Cross. We are hunting down every available Ambergris Caye map we can find and even getting one done from a stateside cartographer that Paulette knows so we can use them in our island Mapping.

We also want to let him know what a great job the kids are doing and invite him to witness the process first hand. It is slowly coming together but we need more help to speed up the process. If you are willing to help us map out your area please make contact. Those that have made contact already I will be contacting you soon to start working on your areas.

Tropical tip: When taking tropical nature pictures like my first and last ones [where you are standing on or beside piles of plant matter] watch out for fire ants then tend to sneak up on you very fast.

tropical fruit pictures

Sea Grapes by Banana Beach parking lot

downtown san pedro

Getting closer to Town Board

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Belize Red Cross Data collectors

san pedro island

Great group of Teenagers mapping the island

downtown dsan pedro

Colorful umbrella on Middle St.

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Roadwork downtown San Pedro

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Always loved construction trucks and machinery

belize bars

A favorite road to many - leads to BC's beach bar

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Coconut by Banana Beach Parking lot

9 Comments

  1. tacogirl August 3, 2012

    Too funny.

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  2. Check Credit Score Free August 3, 2012

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea
    shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell
    to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside
    and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

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  3. Photography Ideas August 2, 2012

    Hi, I check your blogs on a regular basis. Your story-telling
    style is awesome, keep it up!

    Reply
  4. Alan Slater July 28, 2012

    Hilarious Dr Al…….Good description and it was worth every penny it cost me. Nothing too good for ” me big Bruvver ” but we decanted at noon and drank at 7pm. Any longer and we would have “sampled ” half away!!!!!!
    Alan S.

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  5. Dr Al July 28, 2012

    Hey Al,
    On the ’02 Margeaux was it double decanted, bottle uncorked for 12 hours?This wine is a good choice. A bit like my ex g/f : soft & flirtatious,with a floral nose:- violets, tobacco,and dark berries. Overall,an elegant (dainty), silky smooth open and self-assured wine. Incredible nose:- akin to a mature garden with a gentle breeze on a warm Sunday. Seductive, elegant, yet intense.
    BTW Laurie likes Cashew Wine. Yesterday being a good year 🙂

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  6. Alan Slater July 27, 2012

    Hi Dr. AL,
    No Naps. for dessert, but sister in law made a fantastic English Trifle, containing sherry and cognac, along with Austrian Ice Wine. We also had a 7 cheese board with English crackers, and butter, or Water Wafers, as we call them. (very dry). We did finish off with a choice of 3 types of coffee and, of course, Napolean Cognac, that my brother had been saving.
    Needless to say, along with earlier beer, wine and mixed drinks, you can see why nobody was driving. When Barbara throws a party, they are standing at the door to get in!!!!!
    Pas une faux pas, j’ai jusque oublie.
    Alan S.

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  7. Dr Al July 27, 2012

    Hey Al,
    Nice to see you over here at Tacogirl. Beef Wellington. Chateaux Margaux. I am envious. But did u have Napoleon’s for dessert? And what about the apres repas Cognac? You failed to mention that. A faux pas je pense. Later….

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  8. Alan Slater July 27, 2012

    HiLaurie,
    Just returned from 6 weeks in the U.K. I went for my brother’s 85th birthday and had a stupendous bash, with 25 couples helping with the celebration. Needless to say, nobody had to drive, as we hired a minivan for transport and most people live quite close. I love your new format and also your pix. Just noticed your weather side bar and see you are having the same temps. as we are in New England, but we have high humidity with it.
    A side note for Dr AL………I managed to sneak in a case of Chateau Margeaux. 02 with my luggage for my brother’s birthday and it went down with the greatest of ease, as my sister in law, made Beef Wellington!!!
    Keep up the good work Laurie, I still read you every day, even in England!!!!
    Alan S.

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  9. Dr Al July 27, 2012

    It is an experience common to all women to find that, on any special occasion, everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Whether we must attribute this to the total depravity of inanimate things,(to wit a terlet brush or wire), whether the exciting cause is hurry, worry, or what not, the fact remains….. Liam Murphy. This is also known as the 4th law of thermodynamics first discovered in Belize some years ago and it goes like this:If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which something can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop. My advice to you is drink heavily.

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