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One countdown done, one to go

This is a post from the usually silent member of the blog team. Those of you who read us regularly know that there has been a countdown clock on the upper right area of the screen for almost a year, tracking the days until my retirement. Well, there are no days left. I have just come home after my last day of full-time gainful employment ever. I am in a bit of a daze, but I feel great. I have...

Concerns

  A few days ago Nancy wrote a post about reasons to move to Mexico, and I agree with them based on what we have observed on our trips down, and what we have read in our research. I would add climate to her list, and in fact this is one of my top reasons. However, I have some concerns about things that may not be so great about living there for me: 1. Mexico is a very catholic country,...

Sacrifices

  As the time for our move draws closer, reality has started to sink in. Nancy has talked a lot about getting rid of most of our things so we can make a clean break. I am all for this, I like to think that I am not unduly attached to material things and this is an opportunity to test that. So far I am fine as I see things around the house start to disappear, and I don’t think...

Happy New Year!

  We spent the last few days enjoying a visit from Number One Son and his family, which includes our two delightful grandchildren. New Year’s Day meant a feast and festivities with them and also my younger sister and her family. Of course it was wonderful. It was also a passage. Next New Year’s we won’t be here. We’ll be in Mexico. So, the passage to 2007 was a big one for us – one that makes us feel very...

Book Synopsis

  As stated in a previous post, I just finished reading How to Learn Any Language Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and On Your Own by Barry Farber. I guess I am smart since a number of the suggestions he makes for learning any language are ones that I’d already worked out for myself. Take full advantage of opportunities – If you meet someone at a party, or a cab driver, or wherever you run into someone in your target language...