The antique Commer truck. September 2012: December 2012: December 2014 – mistakenly thought to be a different one: January 2016: and yet again, parked at the zoo: Alas, on a dreary day in 2019, that sad truck that appears to have finally reached the end of the line: Interesting to reflect that this truck was built the year I was born. Happy to report I’m holding up better….

Our first Uruguayan passports, good for five years, were expiring. Arranging to renew them turned out to be relatively easy; done and paid online. When we got to the passport office, though, we lacked our credenciales civicas, which after a trip to the Corte Electoral, turned out to be big pieces of paper we got with our citizenship. So, the next day we returned with those. No, they were supposed to be renewed after three years. Though an Uruguayan friend told me the credencia civica is nothing…Continue Reading “Christmas Eve”