I recently moved out of my old Mexican apartment for the past 20 months.
It has been a trying time to be there & living here!
Here you can see the foot of my bed, the desk and some of the stuff piled up waiting for me to find a place to sort through & see what was still good after the Dec. 2015 auto accident.
The head of the bed, rain water drip catcher over it, blue water bucket for purifying my drinking water. That “white card stock” by the head of the bed was to slow down the mice & cockroaches that would run over my face as I slept.
So yes, folks this is what I did not want to show as I lived there. I do not like pity.
I worked to find answers.
The small windows in the door, like my jail cells, not light. But sometimes a little is better than none.
The corner of the desk to the door, not much smaller/bigger that one of my past jail cells too. The moving blanket was for winter, it would block out the colder air at night. Summer could hit 100F and was often 90F at 12midnight. So winter’s 55F was cold.
There was no sense buying any kind of heater, the other units used them and blew the whole complex’s electric box all the time.
yes a tin roof with cement on top of it. Mexican construction yes that is a crack running down the wall.
My new place,
This is a week or so ago. The laundry pile is smaller now. But here is the front rooms, Laundry sink in the left corner, place to let dishes dry, book shelves and a workstation to train people at.
20 months later I am open for business “Locally”, sign on the street. Internet installed.
I currently have 7 different calendars to offer for sale on the street. Yes, just like an ordinary Mexican, selling in front of my house. I have even located some “wire racks the locals use to display their products on that I can use.
And a sign by my patio doors,
Notice the cut step of the stairs… PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE HERE DRUNK OR ON DRUGS THAT IMPAIR YOU!
That is the area to step into my entry! ha ha… once again the “Gods” have given me a place that is hard to attack!
Inside the NEW apartment, my workstation, and the reverse view. A studio for photography.
My bed has some legs I had made for it after moving in too.
& I even get to hang my night panorama of London!
by the way, yes this is my chair… and you can see even in the new apartment the sleeping bag is hanging out of it!
(I ran around the old apartment trying to figure out where the 2nd warm sleeping bag was, till I stopped to straighten up the chair and remembered I used it to “stuff” the chair!
So the next time some one tells you not to TRY, just remember that I came here NOT SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE, not having any friends, very little money, and quite a few people wanting to steal from me. PLUS no ability to return to USA other than to go to prison for BEING A WHISTLE BLOWER with corruption charges on the USA court system & a threat of death if I ever ENTER A USA COURT!
A one way ticket into Mexico & I Won!
Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017