Back in the hotel in Tui, I forgot to pack my pillow into my suitcase before I brought it to the van for transport to the next hotel. When I arrived in Padron, I was horrified to realize my pillow was not in the suitcase.
Catarina our Translator/Van Driver telephoned the hotel in Tui to have it mailed to our hotel in Santiago. I was expecting it to be waiting for me in the hotel in Santiago. It was not. On Monday I was sure it would be delievered, it wasn’t. The same was the case on Tuesday. This morning I awakened again with a stiff neck and simply told myself to purchase another small down travel pillow when I return to the States.
I sat in the cafe on the corner for my usual morning cafes and tostada and saw the postman delivering mail to the cafe. My heart skipped a beat, maybe he would have my pillow.
I cannot access the internet or send emails from the hotel, others don’t seem to have that problem, but my tablet and phone are simply not compatible with the hotel’s wifi. Until Bill suggested I try the cafe, I was cut off from the world and was feeling very isolated.
I now go to the cafe for breakfast, afternoon cafe and I might even try to stop by during the early evening to check my email. I write my emails from the hotel and save them as drafts. I do the same for the blog. I then send the email and post the blog the next morning when I have my cafe.
Today when I returned to the hotel, the hotelier informed me I had a package in my room. I bounded up the stairs and anxiously opened the door to my room.
There it was, a package lying on my bed. I knew it was my pillow. I quickly opened the package and recorded the moment with my camera.
It is amazing how happy I am now that my pillow has been returned to me. The Camino has given me what I need, as well as what I’ve wanted! Gracias!!!