Insurance: We went and applied for insurance on the truck. We were told to come back the next day and see if we are approved for a policy. Today, we were approved for the auto insurance, but need to wait a few days now to see if we are approved for the health insurance. Crossing our fingers that it goes smoothly.
Shipping Container: We have been getting ready all week for the container to be here on Friday. We arranged with our shipper to meet him at 8am to go to the customs office and claim the container. Then at dinner we get a call and it will be more convenient for somebody if we go claim it on Monday. So…3 more days until I get my stuff. Not a horrible thing, but we are anxious to get this container moving done with and start arranging the house with our stuff.
Tomorrow we meet with the surveyor to get the blueprints and then go get the vehicle inspected, so we can register it now that we have the insurance. However, it is not called registration, it is….oh I don’t remember, but we get corrected every time we call it registration. J However, just a few minutes ago, we found out that we have an appointment with the internet people. So, if something has to wait….it will have to be the registration.
The lesson my wonderful husband learned the other day, was not to talk about taking his pants off to people in casual conversation. One of the days that he has to wear long pants (requirement when in official building) and wait around at the Municipio Building for paperwork on the truck, he was casually speaking to a woman who was also waiting around with us. He tried to explain that his convertible pants would soon become shorts after this transaction was done because it was quite hot. He tried to explain that the pants have a zipper that makes the legs come off. It did not take long for him to realize that she interpreted his comments to something like this: It is hot, I want to take my pants off after this. The woman immediately blushed and looked a little uncomfortable. So…if anyone goes to a country where there are language barriers, don’t discuss taking off your pants!
My friend that is doing me the huge favor in the U.S. called tonight! She received my package and appears to be on board with helping me…yay!!! She did not even complain a little…I am sure there will be paybacks later when I go visit her next month.