January 24, 2020
We didn’t do much today. A few things of note were that the San Miguel RV park had a guy who came twice a week to do laundry. He would come at 8:00 AM in the morning, pick up the laundry and return it by 6:00 PM, washed, dried and folded. The other people staying at the park all said he did a good job and it was relatively inexpensive so I set out a bag of clothes and one of our comforters for him to take.
After school, Holly did Chinese homeschooling with Olivia while I went first to the copy store and had two copies made of each of our driver’s licenses. The copies went into our wallets to carry around while the originals and an extra copy went into our fireproof document bag. This was an excellent idea since it was not like some random official in some random foreign country is going to know what a real Texas driver’s license looks like and we would not have to worry so much about the hassle of replacing the driver’s license if it gets lost.
We had been invited by Deya to her son’s birthday party tomorrow on Saturday so I had to get a gift. It was a good thing we were now within walking distance to the La Comer supermarket which was more like a super Walmart than a regular grocery store. They had a couple aisles of toys and I was able to find an appropriate gift. Then I returned to the copy store which strangely enough had a gift wrapping service where I had the wrap the gift for me.
By the time I got back from the La Comer our laundry was back. A large bag of washed clothes cost 240 pesos (US$12) and the comforter cost an extra 100 pesos (US$5). As promised the clothes were clean and folded and at US$17 it cost not much more than going to the laundromat in the US. Life is good in Mexico.