Living in Mexico

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We are getting settled now

It’s almost been three weeks since we arrived, and we can hardly believe it. I won’t bore you with all the details but we are starting to feel like our old selves again. It is great to finally get some furniture to be able to put some things away. Our last couple of months in Washington and the month since we left really challenged our need to have an orderly home. Our king size bed was delivered a couple of...

How the whole thing works

The view from the kitchen window. We got back to the US last night from our amazing trip to Mazatlan. The wood floors in our home here were refinished while we were gone, and they look wonderful. I just took a walk around the property, and everything is growing like crazy and looks wonderful. The floor people protected all the shelving and cabinets, but I will need to vacuum most of the floorboards and walls before we get started putting...

An unexpected treat

  Image courtesy www.lostandfoundinmexico.com I had an email a week or so ago from Caren Cross. She said she was enjoying our blog and thought we might be interested in her documentary about living in San Miguel. I clicked on the link and then purchased the DVD. What a treat it is! Paul and I could really identify with the sentiments most ex-pats expressed, and were swept up in the amazing atmosphere of Mexico she portrayed. The film is called...

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...