The Top Four

  One of the issues that has been a challenge for us is that we know we want to move to Mexico but we haven’t decided WHERE! We now realize that it is very hard to work towards a goal that isn’t specific. So, we decided to try to get specific…identifying our top four choices. Our next two visits will be for two weeks each, with one week in each location. That should really help us narrow it down. So,...

Dreamland

  Both Paul and I have been dreaming a lot lately, and for both of us most of our dreams have related to relocation. Interesting, no? In talking about this, we realized that while we have planned and talked of this day for a long time – that now, with all the packing and selling we’re doing – it is reality. Today on our walk we realized that we won’t be here for next year’s apple crop. Why was that...

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...

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...