We’ve Stepped Up the Pace

February 20, 2007

What a relief it is to know where we’re going to be living!

So many decisions and investigations were being put off until we identified the place:

  • Whether to keep one of our cars
  • How expensive would it be to bring down more than will fit in our car
  • What language school
  • What banking options
  • What insurance options
  • What houses are available

So, in light of the above, I have gotten at it by putting a whole lot more on Craigslist this week. I’m already getting calls, so I am hopeful for this weekend.

I am working towards a garage sale in March. That should get enough out of here that we can put the house on the market in April. I still have a lot of painting, etc. to get done between now and then, though!

Our property here is 10 acres with mostly woods but about 3 acres landscaped. I know we are going to need some help to get it looking great by spring. If only it would stop raining for a minute we might have a chance!

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Nancy
      Have you looked into the FM-3 option? It allows you to bring down a household’s worth of goods duty-free on a one-time basis (best arranged through a Mexican broker), and the FM-3 can be applied for in the States.

    1. Sorry to be commenting on this old post. I know that a lot of people say “leave it all behind” and get what you need there. I have a little bit different viewpoint. I say don’t begrudge yourself some of your mementos and whatever things will help to make you feel at home.

      No matter how well prepared you are (and you two seem very well prepared!), I think that you will suffer at least a little culture shock. For me it was comforting to have some of “my stuff” around. Not all of it, of course. I sold tons of stuff before I left, most of which I haven’t missed, but I’m glad that I brought most of the things that I did.

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