It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


We are waiting for a man to come to see about a computer.
This man is our Computer Wizard.
We rely on him for everything computer related.
He is also one of those people that you might wish to adopt.
He is polite and sweet and good mannered and also a smarty.

He is one of those strokes of Good Luck we had when we were settled in our apartment and going through all those computer/ internet related dramas .. carrying large desk top computers to stores in taxis or worse, carrying them for blocks to the nearest store that sells them and fixes them a little.
We are lucky.

When Pup needed a vet, we found one 2 blocks from our home.
She became a friend and his vet. For the 5 years that we needed her, she was there for us every day, coming to our home when he could not make the walk, arranging tests, cars to get to hospitals in outer area neighbourhoods and making sure that when the end came, she was there with us, weeping beside me, saying good by to our boy.
We are lucky.

We were house hunting and having to move from rental apartment to rental apartment and bringing our belongings and one large dog with us. No one wants to rent to people with dogs.
I called this rental agency and he said he had no one .
Then he called back and said his girlfriend was in Europe and she would rent her place to us while she was gone.
We were able to stay there until our home was bought and renovated.
We were so lucky.

While waiting for the plane to bring us to Buenos Aires on a vacation trip, we met a lady and her daughter. They were on the way to BA to celebrate a family members birthday.
She was so friendly and nice! She got the hotel number and said we would have coffee one day.
We figured that would never happen, people mean it when they say it, but they forget.
Right before we were coming home from our wonderful visit, she called and asked us out to coffee, her daughter and brother would be with her.
This is how we met R. Our realtor.
We were all lucky.

We were walking down the street with R one day after looking at an overpriced, total remodel, wreck of an apartment. R was telling us that we should just go for a walk and keep an eye out for For Sale signs. Call him and we would set up appointments, that is the way they do it here.
As we were walking, as he was telling us this, I looked up.
And there was this apartment building, with a For Sale sign on the balcony.
We were so lucky.

We live in it now.
There is a For Sale sign on the balcony.
We hope we are lucky.

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