It is Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Honduras. Yeah, I know, it is Holy Week wherever people are celebrating Easter or Passover. Holy Week in Central America is somewhat different than most of us Norteamericanos are used to observing. Here, it is almost a national holiday. Almost nothing gets done during Holy Week, except going to the beach and partying. Many people get the week off.
This morning, when I got up it was raining cats and dogs, so, first I just lazed around in the bed. I got up for coffee that my loving Macho Man made for me. I thought I would make the bed later. I decided just to put a housecoat over my night gown and not get dressed until later. No need to get gussied up, right? After all, it is Holy Week and there is a monsoon going on outside. Nobody in there right mind is out in this. Then I got busy checking email.
I was playing yet another game of Spider Solitaire, when MM came dashing through the door to my little room and said, "Claro is here!" Right behind him are three strange men, who have just now walked through my bedroom, into my GTH room, and caught me at my computer with my nightgown on, my hair uncombed, and no makeup, and my bra thrown across the cedar chest, where I left it last night. MM did throw the covers over the bed and put the pillow shams in place
We have been waiting almost four months for Claro to show up and install the satellite dish. MM has called them every day to find out when they were coming and every day he has been told a different story, but consistently they have said:
(1) We have no way to contact the installers.
(2) We cannot give you the telephone number to our home office.
(3) The installers will just show up when they show up.
(4) Maybe next week.
Why today? Latin Americans have some strange misconceptions about American women, and most are not very flattering, so I try very hard to avoid embarrassing Macho Man. I keep the house straight. I don't wear shorts in public, except at the pool or the beach. I don't drink from a can or bottle in public. I try to be pleasant to everyone. I don't laugh too loud, or talk too loud.
Boy, did I blow it today!!!
BTW, the installers forgot the bracket for the satellite dish, so I still don't have TV. They will be back tomorrow, sometime, maybe.
Little House in Honduras
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