I’m in Oklahoma City for Thanksgiving and a bit afterwards to visit with friends and pick up some of my clay tools and supplies.
To begin the trip, I put my car in the driveway and locked the security gate behind it, then took a taxi into town to catch the bus. On the way into town, I saw my first really intense Boquete rainbow – a good omen for the start of my trip.
Getting to OKC entails a one-hour bus trip to David, then a six and a half hour overnight bus trip to Panama City. From there, a half-hour Uber ride got me to the airport. My flight left at 9:30 a.m., and I had an almost two-hour layover in Houston, then on to OKC, arriving at 4:30 p.m.
Today my friend Linette helped me start to go through the items I have in storage, figuring out what to donate, what to toss, and what to bring back to Panama with me, either in my luggage or to be shipped. I’m hoping not to ship very much, because it’s not cheap! It will take a few days to go through it.
I’m also doing some part-time work for the company I was working for when I moved to Panama. I can work remotely from Panama, and I’m actually going into the office and working a bit while I’m here. It’s good to see the people I worked with, and they’re happy to have the help, so it’s working well for everyone. The extra money comes in handy, too!
So life is good, all the way around. I love living in Panama, but it’s also good to stay in contact with friends in OKC.