Okay, enough procrastination. Time for excuses.
Make everyone tense by insisting they relax.
I went by Multiservicios Internacionales De Chiriquí this morning to get my mail delivery from Florida. I was surprised to find that my Florida address would be changing on February 15.
I moved to Multiservicios due to poor service by my prior Florida mail forwarding company and the move required changing a large number of addresses with companies in the U.S..
My service with Multiservicios Internacionales De Chiriquí/Pakya has been satisfactory. I really don’t care for any mail forwarding companies, but they are a necessary evil if you are a U.S. citizen living in Panama and want U.S. credit cards sent to you. Many U.S. credit card companied won’t issue cards to a foreign address and it would most likely get lost in the Panama Post Office anyway.
I asked if the address could be changed prior to February 15th and was told “no”. What a bummer!
Luckily, I now have my address for the IRS and for U.S. Social Security listed at the David post office to satisfy the POL requirement by the Social Security.
Still I will have many addresses that must be changed. This is just another of the types of annoyances that come with the good weather that keeps me here. Oh, well. Nothing is perfect, some things less so than others.
For years I thought hitchhikers were complimenting my driving.
Today is Lilliam’s day for the maid to come, so that prevents any outing for a Thanksgiving feast. For just us few it is not worth the hassle to buy turkey and make the fixings so it will be Panamanian tipica for lunch.
I do plan on watching football today. There are just some things you can’t give up. Go Cowboys!
I hope all of my family in the U.S. are enjoying this holiday and want you to know that you are all on my mind today.
I have said it before that I no longer need a day to give thanks. I am thankful everyday when I get up healthy and can take Koki out to pee. In fact I am happy that I am to be able to pee easily also.
When you see others at my age struggling to just get by or unable to get out of bed, it helps you to focus on what the important things are in life.
Health ranks much higher than money. I have had more, but I have not been happier than I am now.
I find it funny that they even celebrate Black Friday in Panama. Malls will be busy from now until the end of the year. Black Friday is much less in the U.S. than it used to be. The internet has changed all of that.
Looking at the news of the weather in the NE of the U.S. is another reason for me to be thankful. I may even take a dip in the pool as another reminder of how lucky I am.
Lilliam and I wish all Chiriquí Chatter followers a wonderful day.
If there’s a better way of showing thanks than eating a large bird followed by pie, I’d like to see it.
Throwing money at your problems won’t work. Unless I’m one of them.