Long road to recovery
No cast, scar is healing and now onto the kinesiology tape and lots of therapy. Some days it is 2-colors of tape and some days it is either pink or black. That is my excitement for the day, always a surprise.
Each time the pain recedes, it is time to do more exercises, stretching or practice putting weight back on my ankle. The pain comes back, then I ice it again......this has been a very long and painful process. I will be very excited when this is over and I can walk again.
I do have to say thank you to our insurance company. Their website to upload receipts is a little archaic, but they have been very good and this is the first time that we had to use them. Expats that need insurance should contact them. :) https://www.pagroupco.com/
Rick and Melvin have slowly been working on the roasting house. The weather and other chores keep slowing them down, but each week there is a little more progress. The roof is close to being done and the stucco is maybe 20 percent done.
We still have 2 doors, a window, painting and tile to do after the stucco is finished. I slowly made my way out there the other day to see it for the first time in 6 weeks. It will be nice when it is all done.
I do not get outside much these days, so just a couple of pictures this time.
We are averaging 1 power outage a day right now. Since August 1st, we have had 37 power outages. Most are only 10-15 minutes, but the longest one was over 20 hours. We never know how long we will have to wait for it to return. The power going on and off is really bad for all of the appliances. We had to invest in power supplies, surge protectors and battery back-ups. Not everything is protected, but most things are now.
Then we had a week of internet problems. Those only lasted 2-3 hours each day.
This is one of the things you deal with when living in a developing country. Most days we would not have noticed the outages. However, while I am recovering, I am inside the house all day and having no internet or power is a bigger deal to me.
We are not sure what has made the outages worse, but it has been said that there was never a budget for expansion or upgrades. With the city being more populated now than when power was installed, they just can't keep in this area.
After the last big rain storm, 3 or 4 families on the hill got together to repair the drainage ditches on the sides of the road. Dante, the dog, was the supervisor. :)
The dogs have many hiding spots among the coffee trees where they can sleep or guard the property. Here is Karma not being happy that she was found, she thought she was invisible....haha