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Project Management is Hard.

As regular readers know, I am not working outside the home anymore, but am “project managing” our move to Mexico. I am a very organized person and I really like to work efficiently….but project managing is harder than I thought! The way I look at it is I need to work backwards from our desired result – which is to be moving to Mexico by September or October of this year. Pretty much all the work around the house needs...

There’s a lot to do!

Hopefully our readers will not feel too cranky about the gaps between posts lately. There is a lot to do to get ready to move – and at the end of the day sometimes I can’t even think about it for another second….but of course I do! I don’t just think about the move, but live and breath it all day and dream about it at night. I am just so excited to be into our final six months! So,...

Accumulating Disease

  I have spent the last couple of weeks making piles of things to go to Goodwill, the dump, for a future garage sale, and to be sold on Ebay or Craigslist. One side of the garage is full of dump stuff. I sold my first eight miscellaneous household goods on Ebay and have another five up for auction now. These are things like a fancy coffee grinder, vintage cookbooks, a stovetop espresso machine, etc. I’m pretty pleased with how...

Figuring Out What’s Important

  Paul and I are adults, and know our likes and dislikes pretty well. So why is it so hard to establish what our requirements are for a new Mexican home? Here are the things that are non-negotiable: It can’t be extremely hot and humid for long periods of time. But then again we don’t want it to get too cold in the winter, either! It needs to be a place where there are good places to walk. The city...

I’m Trying to Create a Plan

Planning a move is never a simple thing once you’ve accumulated more belongings than you can put in the trunk of a car. Unfortunately, we have accumulated way more than that! Since my job now is to get us ready for our big move, the first thing I decided to do is to think about our Mexico plan. We intend to sell our house here and move down there for a six month trial – taking nothing with us but...