Nov 19, 2020

A bit of this and that

Somehow while working in the yard today I pulled a muscle in my back so I don’t want to be online too long tonight.  No worries the fence photos aren’t going away.

I just wanted to share that I am the Canadian collector of donations for helping fund a Christmas Eve dinner for those in need on the Isla. Today would have been our second day on the Isla.  They are hoping to feed two hundred families this year, that includes a whole chicken, rice, beans, vegetables, oil and flour. It is anticipated that it will take approximately $16.00 CAD to feed each family. The following is what has been sent out.


Cheryl can you please send this out to everyone that you have an email for.
Please take a moment to read the following written by Dallas & Rocio. Just because many of us Canadians as well as some Americans will be unable to travel to Stone Island this winter, it doesn’t mean that we can’t help the folks on the Isla have a wonderful Christmas dinner. Fellow Canadians, please e-Transfer your donations to myself @ I will make sure that your donation gets to Dallas & Rocio by December 7th, so that they can start preparing to make the Christmas meal happen. Americans can email via PayPal direct to If you don’t have PayPal then send your donation to myself by e-Transfer. Of course some of you will be fortunate enough to be able to deliver your donation to Dallas in person?
Hello. Christmas is just around the corner so we are gearing up for Rocios 6th annual Christmas Eve chicken and despensa giveaway to the less fortunate folks here on the Isla that might not be able to have a nice Christmas Eve dinner. Unfortunately due to Covid we will not be seeing as many snowbirds this year so we wont have as many people to help by bringing clothes to donate. There wont be as many people to come to the fundraiser lunch the first week of December (more information on that at a later time) so we are expecting a shortfall in funding and as a result we need all the help we can get.
Prices have gone up this year on the items in our despensa and the chicken. These are the current prices at the mercado and could possibly change a bit by Christmas Eve. We are downsizing the chicken from 2.25 kilos to 2 kilos this year in an attempt to save a little on the cost.
Rice (arrroz) 1kg $26.00 pesos
Beans (frijol) 1kg 36.00
Cooking oil (aceite) 1 L 24.50
Flour (harina) 1kg 14.50
Carrots (zanahoria) 1kg 15.00
Potatoes ( papas) 1kg 15.00
Chicken (pollo) 2 kg 100.00
total $231.00
The first year we did this we delivered 18 packages. The program grew to 82 delivered the second year. After that we decided to give out tickets to the people that will receive the package and have them come to meet us at the park in the Colonia here on the Isla. We increased to 165 packages last year. This year our goal is to give away 200 packages. That is $46,000 pesos. I have $5000 already and a promise of $6500 more from a wonderful friend in Canada.
If you are interested in helping we have paypal, we can pick up in Maz and our friend Contessa in Canada will be collecting there to forward to me here in Mexico. We can make arrangements to pick up any clothing donations from folks here in Maz.
Please help if you can. Thanks.
Our email for paypal is
Canadian donations should be e-Transferred to, if possible no later than December 7th and she will forward to us.
Back here in Canada there has been good deal of Covid talk and information sent out today. We here in B.C. are now required to wear a mask pretty much all the time while out. It was expected before but now it is mandatory. Also other than those living in your home, you can no longer have anyone visit.
The ban on social gatherings inside homes that was implemented in the Lower Mainland two weeks ago has been extended across the entire province until at least Dec. 7, and masks will now be mandatory in indoor public and retail spaces.
Very serious stuff, as well as being asked to stay within our area and that only essential travel is allowed. Plus the Canadian/US border is now officially closed until December 21st.
The following is some interesting up to date information.

This is how easily one person can infect 48 others.

The next few months are not going to be easy for any of us. Hopefully we all make the right choices.


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