20171019: Churches of San Juan de los Lagos, poster

Yes, like any place there are many churches here, so I did a poster of some of them.20171018 San Juan Churches_AFB

Most of the tourists only see the main one, so these are a few of the others with a view less seen of the Main “Saint” Church in the center.

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20171015: Fiesta San Juan Poster… #1

OK, so I worked into the wee hours, got some sleep and was back at it a couple hours later.

Fiesta San Juan de los Lagos, Jal MX.

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Just the few of the photos, But the fast eye of the newspaper Photo editor in use here, & a little skill on the computer.

1pm local time Sunday, I was sell this poster on the streets… (meta data on the last frame shot was 10:05pm Saturday. Not too bad for a one man operation.)

With 1100 frames to review slower, I am sure I will use other photographs & maybe do another poster.

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20171009: San Juan de los Lagos Vista Poster…

Yes, I have another poster for sale here locally in town now.

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Just a little sample of the town & it’s colors…

I can mail it from here myself so you can place the order here on this website. International mailing from here will vary in costs, but I do have the “PayPal Donation Button”, so if you want a 12 x18 inch poster sent to you worldwide, comment to me below or send me an email with you Country & mailing zip code so I can figure out the postage cost. It currently takes somewhere around 25 days of mail travel time to send a package to the USA, so all paid orders will be filled and shipped with at least 30 to 40 days before arrival at your door.

Contact email: vanderhoofpeter@yahooo.com

$9.95 (US$) PLUS postage ($10 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

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20171004: A Little more like Home…

I have been busy, as you can see, I can now cook food in a semi kitchen area.

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Yes, that cooking hot plate arrangement is wired together to keep it stable, but to be able to cook and have room for doing so & a place to clean dishes is very nice.

Shelves on the wall even to keep things out where I can see them instead of having to hunt around in this box or that box.  I grew up sailing and did consider sailing around the world solo. So yes I can use my laundry hanging system, the wet stuff goes over the sink till it stops dripping. Also I have the water cooler set up so I don’t have to try to filter my  tap water any more. (just behind the stove)

I also have my wire rack set up for going outside and selling on the street. I did this the other day and spent several hours out there. I did not sell anything, (did not expect too), I am just getting people use to seeing me out there.

The people who did stop and look or read my sign over the doorway made the day worth it and a success. I have owned a dozen businesses, never expect to be an overnight Success. But build it up by being there. I have run business for others some of whom never learned that lesson and complained that running a business was too hard…

I will start being out on the street outside the building several hours a day, on at least Thursday thru Sunday when the main tourist days are.

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So, while life is not great, I do survive. One step after another gets you to the end of the journey…

I hope this helps others to understand & survive their struggles in life.

The flavor in life comes not from always getting your way.

But from being able to say “Wow, I survived once again!”

What an adventure life is when you live it!

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20170922: What I left behind to MOVE forward! My new apartment vs old

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!

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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.

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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.

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The small windows in the door, like my jail cells, not light. But sometimes a little is better than none.

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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.

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yes a tin roof with cement on top of it. Mexican construction yes that is a crack running down the wall.

My new place,

20170912 Work station & laundry moving

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.

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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,

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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!

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Inside the NEW apartment, my workstation, and the reverse view. A studio for photography.

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My bed has some legs I had made for it after moving in too.

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& I even get to hang my night panorama of London!

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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!

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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!

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20170918: A calendar for the Scorpio in your life!

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Yes, Mexican Scorpions on a pile of “Escorpion”, the Spanish word for Scorpion.

I will also have the English version ready soon.

This is the graphic I did just for fun that is now a calendar for sale.

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Again, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them here on this website. International mailing from here will vary in costs, but I do have the “PayPal Donation Button”, so if you want a 12 x18 inch poster sent to you worldwide, comment to me below or send me an email with you Country & mailing zip code so I can figure out the postage cost. It currently takes somewhere around 25 days of mail travel time to send a package to the USA, so all orders will be filled and shipped with at least 30 to 40 days before arrival at your door.

Contact email: vanderhoofpeter@yahooo.com

$9.95 (US$) PLUS postage ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170910: A Mexican 2018 Calendar, one down, more coming.

So I have the image and poster of this church & while people liked it, everyone locally keeps saying put a calendar on it…

OK, fine, many hours of work. (I love my drawing tablet for work like this & having my new apartment with room to work too)

I have added a Mexican calendar to the image, dressed it up a bit too, making it more fun for me.

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I will have to see what I can do to offer this calendar for sale outside my town of San Juan de los Lagos.

Yes, this the church of the “La Senorita de San Juan de los Lagos Saint”.

However, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them here on this website. International mailing from here will vary in costs, but I do have the “PayPal Donation Button”, so if you want a 12 x18 inch poster sent to you worldwide, comment to me below or send me an email with you Country & mailing zip code so I can figure out the postage cost.  It currently takes somewhere around 25 days of mail travel time to send a package to the USA, so all orders will be filled and shipped with at least 30 to 40 days before arrival at your door.

Contact email: vanderhoofpeter@yahooo.com

$9.95 (US$) PLUS postage ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.