Tuesday, January 19We've started harvesting tomatoes from the container garden. We have a lot of cherry tomatoes coming on, plus a few of the larger variety. Have to stay on top, as you know, or they quickly rot on the vine (as some have started to do).
Thursday, January 21Not a lot of photos this week, and that's primarily due to me not feeling up to par. I started having a sharp pain in my upper back last week, sometimes accompanied by a tightness in my chest and the feeling I can't get enough oxygen. We went to my doctor who referred us to a cardiologist, who we saw this evening. He only had a stethoscope, but he didn't hear any irregularities with it so he thinks I've simply pulled a muscle in the thoracic region. To be on the safe side he'd like me to have some tests done, but we're holding off until February for those. I'm hopeful that if it's a pulled muscle like he thinks, the pain will go away on its own and we won't need to spend money on unnecessary tests. Meanwhile I just stop and take it easy when the pain gets really bad.
All that by way of explanation for this next photo. Earlier in the day we had to park at one end of town and walk down to the clinic where the cardiologist keeps office hours, to set up the appointment. [During January our town is overrun by tourists and finding a parking space is challenging, to say the least.] On the way back Ivan stopped to take care of some errands but I continued my slow meandering to the car, taking a side street I'd never been on before. At the end of the block was this lovely Spanish style home with the most inviting porch. You can't really tell in this photo, but it wraps around to the front, too. It was a scorcher of a day, and it looked so cool and pleasant on that well-shaded porch!
Friday, January 22I've been meaning to take a photo of the morning glories growing on the dilapidated fence for the longest time. This is the lot next to ours, right on the corner of the new costanera.
I wasn't kidding when I said yesterday was a scorcher. It's been really hot all week, as evidenced by a check of the weather this evening:
I can't handle the heat like I used to, and even with the air conditioner going full blast, by mid-day it's 80 degrees inside the casita. Ugh! Which means if anything is going to get done, it has to be in the morning because by afternoon I am completely wilted. I'm hoping the forecast is right, and we'll see some cooler weather early next week. Meanwhile, those of you in the U.S. who are suffering severe winter conditions, stay warm and stay safe!