Last night I went to bed at 10:30, fell asleep quickly, got up once during the night, finally waking/getting up at 6:45.
I left the apt at 7:30 and walked to Carbon de Leña. (I didn’t take the bus because I was afraid all the jostling would hurt my back.) I had my usual breakfast for 9,200 mil.
Approaching Bancolombia about 8:30 I ran into Jerry. We chatted for awhile and for my back he recommended I buy Dolex and take it twice a day for 8 days and also Dololed twice a day continously. I bought both and the former (15,100 COP) I found out later is just 500mg of Acetaminofen which I have plenty of already. The latter (12,050 COP) contains dry extract of the marigold flower. He asked me if he took his girlfriend/wife to the States if she would be covered on his Medicare. I believe not but I said I would try to find out.
Inside Bancolombia I had a little difficulty getting my turn number to print out. I walked past the cashiers and noted that the one who helped me at the beginning of this month was in her usual spot at window #7. I sat down and noted they were serving D400 and I had D402. Before I could get my Reader’s Digest out they called D401. I guess no one responded as they called D402 but it was for window #2. I handed the young lady my World Remit info, my Cedula, and the piece of paper with “300” followed by my Cedula number and the word “Extranjeria”.
Incredibly, everything went smoothly and 5 minutes later I had my cash and was walking out of Bancolombia. I hope in the future it will continue to be that easy. Only problem is I forgot to reclaim the “300” note. I guess I’ll have to make one up myself for the future.
I noticed the Exito across the walkway from Bancolombia now has express lines. I don’t mean like separate lines for purchases under 10, I mean a single line where you then go to the next available cashier.
I took a bus back to the apt and dropped off my money and a few other things. I understood Teresa would be leaving soon for the gym.
I walked back to Avenida Poblado where I caught a Sabaneta bus to Envios Market. Unfortunately my “documents” didn’t include my Driver’s License only another Capital One credit card offer.
I took a bus back to Envigado and stopped for coffee at Parva. It was quite busy and I ran into Mark and Jeff again. While waiting in line we met a young Colombiana who spoke good English who said she’s a veteranarian specializing in horses and soon she will be visiting
for further training. Ocala,
At noon I called Teresa and she said to wait at Parva as she was walking back from downtown. When she arrived 20 minutes later we walked back to the apt.
After lunch we tried to take a nap from 2 to 2:30.
Teresa and MT were going to Santafe mall so I left the apt at 2:40 and arrived at Oviedo by bus at 3pm. I bought a ticket to Yesterday; yeah I know I’ve already seen it. The movie is just such an upper. Today there were probably a dozen people in the theater.
Afterwards I walked the block to Santafe and met the ladies at J&C Delicious. They were waiting for me to arrive to pay the bill.
In Falabella Teresa found a pair of leggings on sale for the gym.
We took a taxi back to the apt.
10,764 steps today.
Joke of the day
A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money.
The old guy fingered his expensive wool vest and said, "Well, son, it was 1932. The depth of the Great Depression. I was down to my last nickel."
"I invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing the apple and, at the end of the day, I sold the apple for ten cents."
"The next morning, I invested those ten cents in two apples. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them at 5:00 pm for 20 cents. I continued this system for a month, by the end of which I'd accumulated a fortune of $9.80."
"After that," the old rich man continued, "I invested the $9.80 into a market stall so I could polish and display a lot more apples. I began making about $50 a month from then on."
"Then my wife's father died and left us two million dollars."