#146 our story

Dottie woke up and left the bed at 4am. She was unable to sleep so she made bows for each of the evening dresses for the quinceaneras (15 year old girls for graduation).

We are changing school uniforms for the 2019 school year since we just cannot get enough uniforms down here from the states since we no longer receive containers.



February 1994. Today Dottie and I took all the paper work to the correct government officials in order to become residents of Guatemala. This is not citizenship. But we will be able to travel to the states and back without needing a visa.

There is a bus strike and also there is a gasoline shortage. We have very little water pressure so Dottie & I took 34 bed spreads, 27 blankets and 39 sheets to a laundry mat to wash and dry while Gloria slowly washed the clothes in our machines here.

I was so tired fixing handle bars that I took 13 bicycles to a welder and weld them in place. Today we also cut down our first avocado tree and it broke Dottie”s heart although we have over 50 avocado trees on our property.

The bus strike was settled this week but only 50% of buses are running as getting gasoline is still a problem. We had to wait in line for gas and were blessed to fill up.

Here is what we needed translated from English to Spanish for our residency application: marriage license, birth certificates for us and our 5 children here,  letters from the sheriff in Lake Charles stating we were not felons, a certified copy of our W-2 forms and certified copies of every page in our passports.

This was a special day to me because Mother Teresa spoke before Clinton and Gore and said her speech that nations who killed babies were eventually doomed. She said it would lead to violence. Looks that way with all the school shootings.