Time flies when you’re not doing anything worth writing about. But that is about to change. Faye and I are on our way back to Guatemala for a couple of months.
As I have noted before, Guatemala is familiar territory for us. But things change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. The rainy season this year was particularly bad. Mountainsides collapsed, wiping out roads, covering homes and killing people. The little village Faye and I met in was hit pretty hard, and the main road has been closed for repairs the past couple of months. So it is with some trepidation that we return to that area.
On the other hand, friends and family evidently are doing fine. We expect to spend time during the holidays with my godchildren, who are now approaching adulthood at an alarming rate. The youngest is already 13, and the oldest just turned 20.
I can’t say I’m looking forward to going through the current airport security protocol. From what I’ve heard the personal inspections probably should be conducted by licensed physicians. Perhaps the screenings could be combined with my yearly checkups. It won’t be long before the government is going to require a blood test and colonoscopy anyway.
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