Monday, November 12, 2007

la vida no es la misma sin mi amor...

Alacranes Musicales - "Sin Tu Amor"

I finally talked to Lale today. For all of 10 minutes. He just wanted to check in and see how we were doing. Then he had to go and bring in los machos (the male donkeys) from the upper section of land, and it was getting dark. In some ways its easier when I don't talk to him than when we just talk for a few minutes. He promised to call me tomorrow and that we could actually talk. He better, because I need to hear his voice for more than a couple of minutes.

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I had fully intended to write about my husband getting the car from the port, but I am not in the mood too, LOL. I will say though that if you are not a patient person, send someone else otherwise you will be grumpy all day long. And the following day, and possibly for the following week.

I will tell you about the adventure they had on the way home though. When they ship a car, they drain out all of the water/antifreeze from the radiator, and the gas from the gas tank. Well he knew there was no gas because the car wouldn't start. So he filled the tank again and he started for Tocoa. He had his one nephew in the car with him, and he was following Beto, my brother in law who had my father in law in the truck as well. Because the car was packed so tightly full of his crap, they unloaded half of the stuff into Beto's truck. And off they went. After a bit of driving he noticed the car was running hot. Well that was because he hadn't put any water or antifreeze in the radiator. So he pulled over to put some water in, and his brother had pulled over a bit of the ways up. (but he pulled over because they were waiting for Lale to catch up - they didn't know he had pulled over to fill the tank with water) Once it was filled he pulled out in the road again, and without realizing it, he passed his brother.

Well his brother and father were waiting and waiting for Lale to pull out and after a while they got out and went looking for him. They eventually drove all the way back to San Pedro Sula to make sure that Lale got out of the port ok. Meanwhile Lale was on his way to Tocoa, angry because his brother left him. At some point everyone was headed to Tocoa - Beto figured that maybe Lale passed them, and they just never saw him.

Sometime around 11:00PM Beto and my father in law were pulled over by the police in La Ceiba, and detained because they had a truck full of stuff and no proof that it wasn't stolen. Meanwhile Lale is on his merry way to Tocoa. He doesn't have a cell phone, no one knows that he is on his way to Tocoa, they think he is somewhere in San Pedro Sula, and no one has anyway to get in touch with him. About 1:30AM or so he gets to Tocoa, and by that time Beto had already called how to say if/when Lale arrives send him back out to La Ceiba. So back to La Ceiba he goes with the paperwork showing that everything is his. They didn't get back to Tocoa until after 4:30AM. Oh yeah, can we say fun times? LOL.

9 comments:

onthegomom said...

WOW... round and round we go! Ring around the rosie for adults :)

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Valarie said...

Isn't this just how life always seems to work out??

Karen said...

I hate days like that. As awful as it sounds to say, it's a good thing you weren't there with the kids. That would have been the ultimate bad day.

La Gringa said...

Hey, Jen, it's been 6 years and I still can't talk about the experiences we had getting our belongings out of Puerto Cortes. ;-)

I wanted to warn you when you first mentioned it, especially about packing the car with belongings, but I didn't want to scare you.

Jennifer said...

LG - even if you had warned me, it was my husbands doing, LOL. He wouldn't of listened, you know with him being a man and all, LOL. If you read the one post about him packing the car, and the whole putting the box in the back seat deal, he had to realize it for himself. After what I got to hear from him about the whole day and what he went through, I don't know if I am going to send the van down or not. (plus for how much the van will be listed on the bill of sale vs the actual value of the van, I don't think its worth it, no matter what my husband says) I have things that I want/need to send down (ok not so much a need, but for my peice of mind, a need) but I can't find a place that will ship a container at a reasonable price, so I don't know what I am going to do. Sell everything and call it a day, or what. Its frustrating.

CancunCanuck said...

I would sell it except for personal mementos. Heck, I moved to Mexico with a back pack, lol, I don't miss my "stuff" at all. :)

Sorry about all the frustrations mami!

erlafontaine said...

I really hope you get to be with your hubby soon ...this is too much girl!! I would be going crazy!

Andrea said...

You are one tuff cookie!! I am glad that you got to talk to your hubby!! Hopefully you will get a longer conversation next time.

Honduras Sprout said...

On top of that craziness, it is insane to drive at night in Honduras! He needs to get a cell phone. We got one for my daughter for about $25 and then we put L100 on it as needed. Serves it's purpose.

We had a car shipped, but we had it towed straight to the mechanics. What a headache for Lale.