Update #1: Tropical Depression Alex gave Cancun some heavy on-and-off rain Friday night and all day Saturday, but not enough to keep anyone stuck inside. It passed a few hundred miles south of us. Looks like it’s going to avoid the oil spill completely and veer west toward central Mexico. Today, there have been no signs of rain whatsoever, just some clouds. Looks like the worst is over.
Update #2: I paid the import tax on the bridesmaids’ dresses, and they should get here this week! Turns out Isaias was also wrong… the reference number for the bank deposit had NOTHING to do with my tracking number! Elizabeth, the girl I’d originally spoke to, finally sent me all the info I needed. Isaias, you are stripped of your Hurley award. You are now…
Update #3: We’ve been getting lots of RSVPs back from wedding guests. Some people have expressed being offended about not being invited, so we’ve invited a few families out of pity, basically. Why can’t people understand that if we don’t invite them, maybe there’s a reason? I think there are always people who would have a RIGHT to be offended… but seriously? Second cousins? Friends of my in-laws? The neighbors’ cousin? One of Jorge’s ex-girlfriends?!?! (not really a problem for me, but it’s weird she would insist on an invitation if they hardly ever see eachother…right? To be fair, we are inviting her cousins.) I’m willing to be gracious, and we’ve invited people we normally wouldn’t in order to make other guests comfortable, so it’s frustrating to have all this people I don’t even know making me feel guilty. We’ve flat out said no to a few of these people, but there are a few delicate situations where you just have to give in, ya know? Personally I wouldn’t be caught dead at a wedding I wasn’t invited to… but everyone’s different I guess. (Sorry to be so negative! There’s just been a lot of that this week.) Does this happen in the States, too? Am I just being selfish?
Update #4: We signed a contract on rental house #2!! I’m so excited. I have to move out of my place by Wednesday. There’s still a ton of stuff to do, though. We have to buy a fridge and a TV (my sad little Daewoo broke down after 5 great years together), both of which we’ll probably buy on credit for now because of the bridesmaid dress incident. We also have to get cable/internet installed and get the locks changed. We also have to get new screens on a few windows, which the owner is going to take out of our rent. Lots to do right before a huge wedding. Anything else will just have to wait, even if it does mean an empty house.