When I last left you off, I wasn’t sure if I would be going to Mango, and I was trying to get to where I would go out and walk on my own. Well, I did go by Mango again. I played more cribbage of course and I did about 50-50, so I can’t complain. At first, we played 3 handed, 5 games, and I won game #1 and game #4. It was a little strange as after I won, the guy to my left won, then the other guy won. Game 4 was me again and then Game 5 was the guy to the left of me again. Then, cheating the next guy out of his win I guess, we switched to 1 on 1, since Christian was finished in the kitchen. He was cooking for some new people that arrived at the restaurant.
I was going 1 on 1 with probably the best cribbage player around here. He seems to have the Cribbage Gods looking after him most of the time. Lucky for us, some days, the Gods let him play on his own and we get to beat him now and again. This was one of those days. We got to 5 games each and decided the next one was for all the marbles. I dropped my marbles. He kicked my butt the last game, but it’s okay. I really don’t mind losing because it’s not for money. I just enjoy being able to play and converse.
I suppose I should also let you know if I went walking for the first time without my walking partner. It was a tough choice, but I did it. I didn’t walk as far as we did together, but that was mostly due to me getting up and starting the walk about an hour later than I wanted to. I wanted to start no later than 6 am, but I didn’t get out until 7 am. By then the sun was out and I started feeling the humidity drain me about 1/3 the way through the walk. I pushed on until I got to say, “Good Morning” to a street cleaning lady and her husband that drives her around. He used to be a pedicab driver (bicycles with sidecars (aka pajak-pajak)(I’ll make the main picture a pedicab)) but I guess he got too old to pedal the people all day. Now he pedals his wife to work and along her route (she cleans and picks up trash along a whole long roadway). After that he pedals her on home. I remember him as a pedicab driver, even though there are many of them here, because when I was walking before, we would say good morning to each other almost every day (the days I saw him). They are a nice old couple and I’m thinking of giving them some money for Christmas. They’ve never asked for money and might not take it, but I believe I’m going to try.
The next post will be about the fiesta we went to at a friend’s house about a 45-minute trip down the road. This post will go out tomorrow (1 Oct) and that one will be 2 Oct.
The wife is back from shopping. Talk to y’all some other time.