I liked this pile of old coral and rock waiting to be used for a wall or a path. I picked through it and rescued a few pieces to bring over to Merida as door stops.
We have endless doors over here and if a breeze picks up they can all slam in a chorus. Scares the bejeebies out of me and the dogs. I usually use big conch shells as door stops but I didn't have enough of them.
A few last pics for now of the Caribbean water. The range of colors is amazing.
I'm poking around here, trying to get more organized, trying to figure out what I really need vs what I'd like to have.
I've decided I do really need a couple more chairs and tables for the living room. I figured that out when I found myself hunched over an ottoman trying to use my laptop because I'd moved the love seat out to the terrace.
I also really need some kind of desk in the office. What I'd like is a long rectory type table, haven't found one so far. Some drawers in there would be nice as well, we have a lot of cabinets and book shelves but stuff like pens and tape and all that other detritus that accumulates needs to have a place.
I keep flashing back to all that stuff we got rid of when we sold the big house in Marin. I don't want all that back, I just get panicked that I will accumulate it all again. I keep repeating "don't need it, don't need it" to myself when I see something cool and shiny. I am so easily attracted to the cool and shiny, it's irritating to have to think of myself as a magpie.
I was taken with a picture our friend Whitney took when he and Jan were in Akumal, so I stole his idea. This is our first and last view of our place there.
More soon on life in Mérida, for now I'm walking in circles trying to figure out where to start.