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I think I’m going to have to stop my online work for today. My eyes are getting sore and I need a walk I think.
It’s not often that I get some time to myself but today it was possible because nobody was checking out and nobody checking in. My guests have gone sightseeing across the river so I have the place to myself. I love that.
I have spent the day working on Kumar’s contact lists for his new website. We’ve got to make a success of his new company. We need a cash injection right now. I bought four Toto Lotto tickets for Wednesday’s lottery and I always dream of winning. They cost only ninety cents each and a top prize would only be worth around 100,000 euros probably but we sure could use it right now. My dream is to be able to send money to Luma in Nepal so that she and her sister can rebuild their two village homes which collapsed in the huge earthquake of two years ago. Sometimes I feel really helpless and useless. Anyway the most important thing is that nobody in our family was killed and everybody is still smiling in spite of this huge tragedy which hit the family two years ago. So many people around us were killed when their homes came toppling down. I was really proud of the girls immediately after the earthquake because they found any materials available and built a temporary home in an adjacent field and stayed there with my German Shepherd, Flocky, for six weeks. Because during those six weeks there were numerous aftershocks daily, some very strong. I would have been terrified of the snakes because there are so many where we live. Take a look at the home they built:-
We’ve come a long way since that awful day. Luma and the family are gradually collecting and borrowing money to rebuild their village homes. We now have a small apartment in Lisbon which will be our family home when they are able to come here. Thanks to AirBNB we are able to save some money in the bank. But my home is sure not a Utopia. We have neighbours from hell living upstairs and this is a constant cause of stress. I wish we could afford to move to a peaceful house near Lisbon but far enough away to be surrounded by green trees and plants, with a good garden where I could have a greenhouse and grow all our own organic fruits and vegetables. So back to my dream about winning the lottery and the need for Kumar to make a success of his new company.
Anyway, enough online for today. I’m going to pour a glass of something good and watch the TV for a while.
Happy Easter to all my readers.