Just got my teeth cleaned, polished, and flossed for a reasonable 300 pesos ($24), a short walk from the back of our house, out to the busy street of Canal. En route home I picked up a stack of tortillas about 2 inches thick (80 cents), hot in their brown paper wrapper. Walked through San Antonio where I bought a torta with carnitas (roast pork), pickled onions, and salsa, and ran into all the school kids from Nuevo Fuego walking home, still bundled in their uniform dark green, v-neck sweaters and plaid pants or two-piece heavy green gym suit. It's about 85 degrees outside but Mexican kids never seem to feel the heat. Last month I got a mammogram at the local hospital ($50) then walked back through some rugged fields with paths cut through them by the wood vendors and their donkeys. Picked up a couple of prints at the frame shop, bought a huge bag of limes for margarita juice, and purchased a large, whole chicken from the local polleria. Another day, no car, no clouds, not a care in the world.