I was up before sunrise because I had so many errands to run today. Whenever my mom takes a nap or after my uncle calls every night I put our landline telephone (yes, we still have one of those) on Do Not Disturb so it will not ring and wake her up.
This afternoon I needed to try to find many of the things on my list to take to Terlingua and that I believe are in Terlita (my camping van). Was busy opening plastic containers as well as boxes when I noticed someone opening the gate and walking towards the garage..WTH...I am nearsighted and can barely make out people's faces from the distance even with my contacts on!
What do you know it was Mata Gatos (Cat Killer) and his wife whom I had never met. A bit of history on this character for my new readers...this person is my mother's handyman but in reality he is not handy at anything. He is a jack of all trades and master of none. He is a school bus driver and during their off time (Christmas, Easter, Summer) he comes around wanting to do odd jobs. That would be good if he only knew what he was doing but most importantly got around to completing the job.
The reason I named him Mata Gatos (Cat Killer) is because I have a deep suspicion he and/or his son had something to do with the disappearance of my beloved 14-year-old cat. At the time I was in Houston dealing with my own worthless handy person and my mother did not have the heart to tell me of his disappearance.
For example he will come mow and do the front yard but he wont show up again for another month or sometimes longer to do the backyard. He is totally worthless and I thought I had gotten rid of him but since his bus route includes this area I guess he saw that Walter (the horse) was missing and he wanted to come cash in.
His excuse was that his wife had made "caldo de res" and since he heard mother was sick...wanted to bring her some. Said he had called but no one picked up...told him she was asleep but thanked them both for thinking of her. Then he asked if the horse (Walter) was still coming around because our grass (weeds) were so high. Told him he had just gotten back after a 66 day absence.
You should of seen his face drop! Hopefully he wont be back for a while!
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.