A New World

August 6, 2023

A friend mentioned that she’d been to the blog and was surprised I hadn’t posted in 2023. It kind of surprised me too, but we’ve had a lot going on. Here’s a bit of a recap:

In January we started preparing our house to put it on the market. You know how that goes – every cupboard and drawer cleaned out, donations to charity, lots of scrubbing and preparing. In February we listed the house for sale.

The backyard at the house we sold in San Antonio

Meanwhile we had listed our little house in Mazatlan for sale and the closing was at the end of March. That’s a picture from Mazatlan at the top of the page.

Us saying goodbye to the little house on Constitucion in Mazatlan

We rented a house in the same small community (7 houses) that we had lived in before we bought our house. The house was under construction when we lived here and when we saw it was available, we jumped on it. It is just perfect for us, still in San Antonio Tlayacapan but closer to the lake and surrounded by cornfields, horses, and other houses too of course. We even have a lap pool that we have been enjoying every day.

We moved to the new place in April and closing on our house was in June. That sentence doesn’t convey the amount of work involved! I would be fine with never moving again.

Jess and Lourdes came to visit us and brought their sweet dog too!

During all of this my best friend in the world was ill and went into hospice. We talked on the phone almost every other day, and while I knew her death was coming it still was a shock when it happened. She passed away in July and I have been struggling on and off with overwhelming sadness.

So now it’s August and I feel like I can just see my way back into plain old life, not all these transitions. And it feels good. So this beautiful Sunday morning I am having my second espresso and watching the US – Sweden Women’s soccer that we recorded earlier. It is sunny and a walk to the lake is in our future as well as some video calls with family. I hope you enjoy your Sunday, too.

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

    1. Lots of changes and losses. So sorry for the loss of your friend. It is that time in our lives, with much more to come to come I’m afraid. Make the most of every day.

      1. You’re so right, Kathi. I am grateful for the friendships I have (that means you!) and those gone and to come. It’s hard getting old! xoxo

    1. Nancy, I so agree with you and Kathi that we must make the most of each day. We never know what is around the corner. I am so happy for you that you have found your forever home, but I feel for you for the loss of your dear friend. Lots of changes for us both. I thought that getting older was going to be a new adventure, but actually, a lot of it sucks!

      1. Hi Judith, Friends dying is the worst… but I agree – that getting older really isn’t what I expected. Hang in there, chica! xoxo

    1. Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. Best of luck in the new house — the location sounds fantastic!

    1. I don’t think many folk ‘hobby blog’ an awful lot these days. Sorry to hear about your friend. She looks (and no doubt was…) so young in the photo. How the years fly by…

      1. Hi Gary, You’re so right. Most people have seemed to switch to Substack but I don’t really want to learn another platform. I think I am a dinosaur hobby blogger, ha ha.

    1. Having a best friend since school is a very special thing. Someone who knows you like nobody else can. I am really sorry for your loss. Also some bad news about that US – Sweden Women’s soccer…

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