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Our Last Snowy Winter

This is a picture of the front piece of our property. Kind of looks like a Christmas card, doesn’t it? We’ve had snow on the ground for the last week, and another snowstorm hit this morning. Paul is working from home…the weatherman says it will turn to rain by this afternoon. We really hope it does since we have to pick up Paul’s daughter at the airport this afternoon. It hardly seems possible that we could be hoping for rain!...

Hand-Me-Down Holidays

  If you’re one of the people on my gift list this year, don’t be surprised if you receive a gift from me that was lovingly selected from my own cupboards and shelves. We are moving next year, and I am in battle mode to deal with the incredible quantity of “stuff” that surrounds us. We’re not pack rats…our house isn’t messy – it’s just that we have lots of books and cherished objects that have been a part of...

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...