Criplomats – The Lost Weeks

With Border Patrol in May

With Border Patrol in May

Thanks so much to our good friend Stoker for getting Criplomats back in business!

During our little hiatus, life in Juarez has continued pretty much as normal. John was selected to work in Guadalajara for a week, which he really enjoyed. (While he was gone, I realized how much I enjoy his good lattes!) He also spent a weekend in Mexico City with his buddy and former co-worker Keith, who is still working down there with Fidelity.

Last Saturday we had a fun breakfast at the H&H Cafe and Car Wash, a tiny hole-in-the-wall with good huevos rancheros and even better people-watching. We came back to Juarez that afternoon for a surprise going away party for a co-worker. The next day, John left for Guadalajara, and I went to a small get-together for some more of the recently-arrived officers. Lots of coming and going during the summer months.

I moved over to the immigrant visa section last Monday, but ended up back in non-immigrant visas on Thursday and Friday due to the high workload there. As fas as I know, I’ll go back to IV next week.

We’ve watched a few movies in the last couple of weeks: Love in the Time of Cholera, Oceans 13, and The Death of Mr. Lazarescu. I also re-read Barbara Kingsolver’s Pigs in Heaven while John was away in Mexico City.

I hung a hummingbird feeder and am happy to report we have a pair of black-chinned hummers. We also hung a seed feeder in the front yard, but so far there haven’t been any takers. The only birds I have seen around here are sparrows, house finches and grackles.

Flavie continues to play and want to sit in my lap, which is so pleasant. We sure miss our Noodle.

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