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U.S. side of the border
It has been a long time since I have not shopped at Soriana another local store. Actually, I just went in to check on the price of their galvanized containers for the dogs. I bought one last month but with so many dogs, I needed a bigger one. Did not purchase it here but found lettuce at a good price $6.90 pesos a head. At $16.50 exchange rate it comes to .42 US cents.
Though it was cloudy, the humidity index was higher than in Houston today. It was 90 with a heat index of 95 degrees. So I headed to my favorite store Gutierrez which has covered parking. This is something I really appreciated on a day like today.
My purchase of the day were tomatoes. Today being Fruit and Vegetable day they were selling one kilo for $3.95 pesos.
1 Kilo = 2.2 pounds.....that translates to purchasing tomatoes for .24 US cents a kilo or .11 US cents a pound. While I also bought mexican squash, serrano peppers, cabbage and cilantro...the bargain of the day were definitively the tomatoes.
I purchased a galvanized container for $289.50 pesos the equivalent of $17.55 US dollars. This one is double the size of the one I purchased last month.
I stopped at the Veterinary Clinic to inquire if there was a way I could possibly drug Tammy so I can get her in the car and finally get her fixed. The vet said there was, I could slip her a pill he would provide and she would be out for a while. Only problem is how do I lift her up and place her in the car? I am not good at judging weight but she must weigh between 30 to 35 lbs...or perhaps more? Got to think on this a while.
There was only one car in front of me when I crossed back to the USA. I barely had time to get my passport out and present it to the officer. Wow, what a good looking man he was and on top of that a very sweet customs agent.
Samplying of Exchange Rates down Exchange Rate Alley...
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.