Jimmi in BA!

John and Jimmi

We were happy to have our good A-100 friend Jimmi come visit Buenos Aires, along with her brother Shelby and friend Drew. The photo above was taken a couple of hours outside of BA at Estancia Ombu – they did a day trip out there on Wednesday.

Drew and John saddle up!

The five of us went to El Aljibe for a good dinner and tango show Tuesday night and we went out to dinner again on Thursday with Kat at Cabanas Las Lilas. The travelers stayed at our apartment Thursday evening until time to leave for their red-eye flight back to Ecuador where Jimmi lives.

With John, Jimmi, and Kat

Friday night we were relaxing and having a good time at home when I noticed we had a visitor:

Ever feel like someone’s watching you?

Yep, it was a free-tailed bat on the A/C vent above our heads! We think he flew in through a window we had cracked to let some fresh air in. John was an absolute hero – he got up on a step-ladder and gently got him into a trash bag, then released him on the balcony where the little fellow flew away! We’re now being more careful about closing windows when the sun goes down!

I had a hair appointment on Saturday and went to lunch with Lea today at Anafe (good small plates). We loaned my Honda to friends for a few weeks, so I have been learning to navigate the very large 4Runner in and out of the garage (through what I call the “death spiral”). I scraped the side of the truck on the post in our parking space on the first morning just trying to get it out – as John says, I was predisastered. My stomach lurches every time I get behind the wheel, but after that first morning, I’m doing OK (just OK, still scared!).

John emcee’d a town hall at the embassy this week – I dialed in via Zoom:

Looking good, Mr. C!

I love the older buildings and doors in BA – I came across this grand dame this week:

I finished reading “Spring Chicken” this week (exercise is probably your best bet to age well), and just started “The Maid.” I tried to read “Quietly Hostile,” by a comedian that’s been getting a lot of good reviews, but it was a bit too raunchy for me so I put it down. Life’s too short for a bad book! We watched “The Heist of the Century,” a good Argentine film about a real bank robbery here – we drove by the site the other day where the bank was (before it was razed) – a pretty incredible story! And we continue to enjoy the Korean series, “Crash Landing into You.”

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