It’s almost been three weeks since we arrived, and we can hardly believe it. I won’t bore you with all the details but we are starting to feel like our old selves again. It is great to finally get some furniture to be able to put some things away. Our last couple of months in Washington and the month since we left really challenged our need to have an orderly home.
Our king size bed was delivered a couple of days ago and the mattress came today. We have spent the afternoon putting things away and moving to our master bedroom upstairs. Just the small amount of carrying and shlepping made both dogs anxious, though, and they are just inches from us wanting to know what happens next.
A lot of our energy is being put into buying furniture, kitchen items, and putting things away. Then there is cleaning! I broke down and bought a shop vac with some attachments, and that is doing ok for now.
We went to a gathering of MazInfo people on Sunday, and it was great to meet a lot of very nice people. There’s another meeting of mostly people who live in Centro on Friday, and we plan on attending.
We’ve been heading to the beach most nights to watch the sunset. It is almost always spectacular. It’s a nice way to mark the day. The photo above is from a couple of days ago.
We’ve met with a contractor for a bid on redoing our central courtyard. I have my fingers crossed that it will be within our budget. We had a plumber come over and make some plumbing repairs and also put our house numbers up with his extra strong drill. Tomorrow we meet with a mason to check out some salitre before we get going with the painting. So there is a lot still to do before we can start whittling!
We do have a couch and two chairs now so it is wonderful to sit and read….and I have pulled out my knitting again and am making a mesh bag to carry when I go to the market.
Paul just got off the phone and told me that the electrician is coming Thursday. We’re having him change a couple of fans to ones with lights, and install a bunch of lights that were just wires hanging out of the walls.
So this week is getting full just like the last two. We really want to go to the beach and rent a palapa for at least a few hours as a treat for ourselves – as though we deserve anything more than this wonderful house in a great community!
I really promise my next post will be about some individual challenges and adventures we are having!