Georgia and I sent Cate on her way yesterday. I arranged for her to travel business class so that she would be refreshed when she gets to Quito. She is flying United so will not expect much. We never expect much and are rarely disappointed.
She rang this morning to say that she had arrived and had not been mugged so far - but it is early days.
She is having trouble with the altitude so is doing all the things she should. There is coca tea available when she needs it. And we really must remember not to bring any home or we will end up in the slammer.
Speaking of which we seem to have hit the big time here. Yesterday 500 police and FBI and ATF people swarmed all over the south side and arrested many villains - they say 35 - for drug dealing and all sorts of other offenses. We are not accustomed to this type of excitement as we usually just have hordes of people shooting each other - but in two and threes and dribs and drabs.
Georgia and I are deciding what we should do during the next week. She is absolutely no good at gardening and is afraid of the lawn mower and weed eater. Today she ran away when I produced the rake. She will dig holes but rarely in the right places and the garden looks like we have gophers. She is scared of the wheelbarrow but will sleep next to it when it is upside down and does not pose a threat.
Today I tackled the task of replacing the weather stripping on the front door. I discovered why it was so out of whack - there door is warped so does not close properly and the stripping has to be arranged to accommodate this. As the door is 117 years old I am hardly surprised - and managed to sort it out.
And in the Donald Trump saga - he is now the leading Republican contender for the nomination. Panic is rife in the conservative ranks.
He released his financials this week and the weirdest thing for me is that he gets a lot of money from people using his name - including some who make ties and shirts. My question is - why would anybody buy a ‘Trump’ tie or shirt. I would like to talk to one of these people.