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Only in Mexico


Wednesday, February 06, 2013

So this can only happen in Mexico......yesterday at the bottom of our mountain they started to dig up the cobblestone calle (road). It got to a point where no one could drive past and we "folks" that live on the top of the mountain are just out of luck! It's about 3/4 mile up a steep hill from where the road is closed to our houses up on the mountain. I walk it everyday as part of my walk with the dogs. I walk way down and do about 3.5 miles per day so for me it's not a problem walking up the mountain....but of course, since it's Mexico they gave us no warning or anything. Our neighbors had to leave their cars at the bottom of the mountain as when they were out doing errands they tore up the road and couldn't get back up the mountain. If it were in the states we would have been warned so that we could have the proper groceries, etc. Actually I don't think in the US they would be able to totally close you off from your home. What about an emergency????? The good news is that we all are in good health right now and I don't think that there will be an emergency. I do need groceries and I was going to go out and get stuff but it will have to wait as I can't get the car passed the mess. If it were something critical I could always walk about 2 miles to a little store at the bottom of the mountain.
Oh well, got to love Mexico!
Hope all my sparks buddies have a great day.
Cheers
Sallie
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MSILVER94 2/9/2013 8:06AM

    Dang! That IS crazy! I would have been mad if I were the neighbor getting back if I had just bought a load of groceries, how could you get it all back to the house...but now I would be mad if I were you because your car is blocked from leaving at all and at least your neighbor's is already stuck outside! lol You just got to laugh at life!

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JANIEWWJD 2/9/2013 3:33AM

    Wow, hope it doesn't take long to finish!!!! Good luck and keep sparking!!!!!
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IRP1114 2/7/2013 11:52AM

    Hope it gets finished quick Sallie :-)!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/7/2013 8:03AM

    I guess you have to accept some of the bad with the good, huh?!
I hope this is resolved quickly!

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NISSANGIRL 2/7/2013 7:24AM

    Hope they fix the road fast Sallie, but knowing how they work there it could be awhile ! emoticon Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/7/2013 6:44AM

    It's good that you are all healthy. Ah well,
could've been worse. Enjoy your day.

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BUTEAFULL 2/6/2013 9:47PM

    yep here in the states you get a little bit of notice maybe a day or two and there is usually an alternate detour to take

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GAYEMC 2/6/2013 9:13PM

    Ha! Soon my street will be closed for water line updates, and the City is charging me $13,000 along with no car access during working hours to my house. Only in America!

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MEADSBAY 2/6/2013 5:01PM

    Just goes to show -
there are good things and bad things about every corner of the world.
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BARBARASDIET 2/6/2013 4:35PM

    That happens here, too. A friend of mine had her street dug up for weeks and they couldn't drive up to their house because they couldn't bring the car on the street--and that's in Los Angeles.

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PMFISH 2/6/2013 3:31PM

    We are so used to instant information and expect it. I can remember as a kid when things were more like you are saying things are in Mexico. The work got done when they had they money and the workers and if you were inconvenienced it would only be for a day or two and no one thought too much about it. Hopefully the inconvenience will be be short lived.

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MIRAGE727 2/6/2013 3:08PM

    Yes, everyone is healthy and that's a good thing, Sallie! Enjoy!
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LEPETITCHIHUA 2/6/2013 3:04PM

    That sound wrong! Should not be aloud!

This winter we had a record snowfall within 24 hours and could not get out of our driveway! Not fun! emoticon

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LIS193 2/6/2013 2:48PM

    Yes, only in Mexico! Our little neighborhood is only accessible over a small bridge and it has been closed due to repairs a few times - no longer than a day but still :)
The other remarkable thing is that they can re-pave a road and then a week later the water company digs it up again to do work on their pipes - there doesn't seem to be any coordination between agencies...
Hope they get it fixed again soon.

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SLENDERELLA61 2/6/2013 2:46PM

    So sorry for your frustration. You are right. If it were here, they would at least give you notice and probably make a way for locals in and out, at least after a minimum number of hours. I lived in India for several years, 30+ years ago. I learned that things are not the same everywhere. It may not be perfect here, but it is home, and it is pretty good. I know there are advantages to where you are, too, so I hope you enjoy them and can manageto work around the frustrations, Sallie. Take care, Marsha

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PHATPAT18 2/6/2013 1:51PM

    Sallie, I hope the road reopens soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/6/2013 1:08PM

    Good grief!

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PAWSINAZ 2/6/2013 1:00PM

    Thanks for the giggle!

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JODROX 2/6/2013 12:57PM

    Ah, ripping up beautiful cobblestone and replacing it with...? I want to live where you live -- the weather must be just awesome!!

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