Yes, it is our house now!
The wire transfers came through, the signatures are done, the notario is paid, and the house is ours!
After so much buildup is was incredibly easy. Happy faces and handshakes all around.
I went to dinner with the former owner of our house (wow that was fun to type) last night and it was great to finally relax and get to know each other now that it is over! He is getting going on his next renovation project, and has promised to take me there before I leave Mazatan this time.
A couple of notable experiences:
I bought a cell phone from a woman who had basically no English. I bought the Amigo kit from Telcel. It is a cheap phone that you use phone cards with….but should be fine for us for the time being. But the notable thing here is that it was a challenging transaction for me and my Spanish but I did it! And it was fun!
Paul and I had a video chat last night. We both have webcams on our computers, and when the vonage phone here was acting up we just went to the computers. It was great! The picture is very good, and I even got to see the dogs! The only problem is I even missed him more afterwards. We will really try to get people in the US to use this if possible – it was fun, free, and much nicer than talking on a phone.