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People work hard here….

…and by Sunday I’m tired, too. As regular readers know, we’ve been having a lot of work done to our house: The courtyard remodel Interior painting Electrical work upstairs Exterior painting Roof coating Salitre repairs Kitchen cabinets made/installed Appliances repaired/installed Chandeliers hung Tile work done Mural design/painting New glass/iron door made Sheesh! Just making the list amazed me! Mexicans work hard. In my experience with all these projects they work harder than most people I know. And they seem happy,...

December in Mazatlan

We’ve only been here since September, but we feel like we are home. I had no idea that it would be this easy to settle in and feel comfortable. A few things to share: It’s wonderful to live in sandals! My feet have never been happier! I had worried a bit about how I would find enough reading material. I’m glad to say there is a used bookstore, several places to swap books and an English library. I have successfully...

It’s Just Practice

for our new life, that is. We know that in Mexico we will need to “roll with it” and our practice starts now. That’s because the people who were going to buy our house backed out at the last minute. We were actually up in Seattle at the consulate getting our FM3’s when our realtor called and told us not to go to the escrow company the following day to sign papers. Talk about the highs and the lows –...

Monday is a Big Day!

and the big day is…..that Paul is going to give three months notice at work! That’s a huge milestone for us – and almost perfectly coincides with the 95 days remaining on our Countdown clock! Amazing that it is already here. We are also excited for our next trip to Mazatlan, and we are going to be looking at houses. The work here at home is moving along very well. The painting got done, and looks wonderful. We are having...

I’m Lucky

  I sat outside this morning with my coffee, listening to the birds and noticing all the signs of spring. The dogwood is about to bloom, and the japanese maple behind it already has its leaves. We had a busy weekend, mostly moving wood chips to make the place look neat for when the house goes on the market. We are about halfway through the huge pile of chips our tree trimmers left us last winter. We spread weed block...