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It’s for the kids.

Back in October , Blogger Wayne in Isla Mujeres came up with the idea to help the kids in Ursula Galvan in Veracruz State.  This is the community that Blogger John and his wife Anita live.  The plan was to knit hats for the kids there, where it gets cold in the winter.  I jumped on board, as I enjoy knitting and wanted to give something to these kids, too. But my son and his wife are expecting a baby...

Transitions.

Transitions.  We used to be all about planning our move.  Then making the move.  Then I wrote about everything foreign and strange.  That was then…now I blog about our ordinary life, but our ordinary life in Mexico.  And it’s a good life. Life has been all about the little things, lately. We’re back in Spanish class.  Another couple we know is pretty well matched with us skills-wise, so we now have a four person class twice a week.  It is...

Iluminemos Mazatlán

Mazatlán will be joining with 67 other cities around the country in a silent march this evening to show solidarity against rising crime levels. Everyone will gather at 5 pm at the Fisherman’s Monument to sing the national anthem. We will all be wearing white and carrying candles. The march will be silent, and will end at the Plazuela Republica. It is the hope that this simultaneous march will send a message that the people of México are united in...

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,...

Different strokes

We have had a lot to learn about our new home, Mazatlan. When carpenters install hinges here, they make the cut out area double deep and then install the other side of the hinge flat on the wood. Smart because it means they only have to make one cut for the hinge. I’ve only bought one pair of pants here, but the zipper and button are oriented the opposite way from the way I am accustomed to. The rules of...