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Back Story

  I thought it might be a good time for a bit of our “back story.” Back in about 1991, my son was graduating from high school. My ex-husband had traveled in Mexico for about a year after our divorce – and a couple he knew well offered my son the opportunity to live with their family in the town of Colima and attend a year of college. My son was unsure about his future plans and thought it would...

February, Come Quick!

  It is snowy here and the news is full of snarled traffic and 20 hour commutes in the sudden icy weather. I am very glad I’m not working now…no worries for me about a commute. But the cold weather – it’s about 20 degrees out – makes me long for Mexico. We’ve booked our next trip – in early February. We’ll spend a week in Mazatlan and a week in Queretaro. We’ll be staying in B & B’s. Our...

Attitude preparation

  I think the success of any endeavor is determined to a large extent by the attitude of the person undertaking it. One needs to proceed with a positive attitude and high expectations of success. For a project as big as picking our lives up and moving them to Mexico, this is especially important. The potential for difficulties here and there is high. The way to not get bogged down is to maintain awareness that the outcome will be good,...

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...

We’re Serious Now

  We really are serious now. I quit my job last week and am going to spend the next six months cleaning closets, selling anything that is worth money, and doing projects around the house that will enable it to sell faster and for more money. Paul will work until we are closer to leaving, and then off we go! – Nancy Please like and share this post!20...