I wish I could say there’s a movie planned, but so far nothing has happened. There have been an amazing number of YouTube entries advertising it. Many heartfelt thanks to those of you who created a YouTube about the House of the Scorpion. I only recently became aware of them, and I am impressed with your skill. I haven’t the slightest idea how to do a YouTube video, living as I do somewhere around the year 1950 in the Chiricahua Mountains.
For a long time I worked slowly. There was so much else to do – packing, moving, eye operations, cooking from scratch where there are no stores or restaurants. Provisioning took a while to learn. What keeps and what spoils. Keeping packrats from eating the inside of the car. Surprises like the whole electrical system blowing up. I learned that I have few basic skills. Harold has more, but both of us are dummies where electrical wiring is concerned. Putting in water pipes is another mystery. A lot of people here have built their own houses. They know how everything is done, but we are babies compared to them. I can cook, clean and write novels.
Then, as I mentioned before, I rediscovered music. I have to say that music is so enthralling that I never dared to listen to it while driving. I have walked out of bookstores because of background music. For me there is no such thing as background. I couldn’t even read the book titles. But I can write to music. More than that, I can write like a demon.
So thanks to all of you for being so patient, for writing encouraging emails, and for making YouTube videos. Mil gracias, amigos y amigas!