The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo
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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's all in the wrist.

The move went well and I am safely ensconced in my new casa.  It has been a lot of work, but hey, it's called "Moving" and setting up a new place is always fun.  This one has been relatively easy, but still exhausting.  Everything is in and finding the right spots.  Last night I slept in one of the other bedrooms and boy, did it feel right.  Oh, and I have already cut the lawn... it is probably 1/100th of the one I just cut for the last time last week.  It will take a week or so to make the outside presentable, but it's a start.  The downstairs is really looking fine.  Pics in a bit.

Of course, there has to be some drama.  Fifteen minutes before the whole move started, I managed to fall and do a number on my wrist... and hip...and head..... and maybe I broke a rib.  Perfect!  I have never broken a bone and I thought I had this time, but I am a typical male, you know, a moron, so I just plunged on.  Got some good advice from M & S, wrapped it and iced it and two three days later, here's what a wrist sprain looks like.
I like this shot because my hand covers up the entire back yard!
And I learned a new word, muñeca, wrist.


Bill Davis said...

Hi Chris,

Hope all is well after your fall and your move! It will take time but I,m sure all will go well.

Bill Davis said...

Also, I really enjoy all your posts on Oaxaca and the area. I can not wait until I can get back to the area to enjoy the the beauty and the people!

Thanks again,

Bev in Ct said... looks like you will be doing more container gardening. Less lawn is good.
that wrist looks bad! Can't believe you moved with those injuries-keep on truckin'

sonya melescu said...

ooowwww......A lot less yard to cut more time with photography, writing, or music.....and.....I'm sure one day soon a beautiful garden will appear at your new home.