Changes

I’m pretty sure I have an older post with a similar name. I guess it’s because we just keep moving, moving, MOVING!

Once again we are headed into another house. This time, we are signing a lease for a year, although we will probably only be there 7-8 months. The good news is that we will have all of our furniture and things with us, reducing our monthly costs by half and eliminating the storage unit.

It will be a relief to settle in somewhere, to be surrounded by our own things and have a level of housing security we haven’t had now since we left Queretaro.

Alas, it is just temporary.

And that’s the good news!

After searching for months we finally found a place to buy and call our “forever home.” It is new construction and won’t be ready until next year (we asked for that), giving us time to recover a little financially and not have to face another big tax burden.

The house is just two bedrooms, but really, that’s all we need. We only have visitors once in a blue moon, so we will likely use the second bedroom as an office and get a sleeper sofa for when guests eventually do arrive. What’s really nice is that the house is “complete: — it comes with all of the cabinets, closets, AC and a pool. Every other new house we looked at didn’t include those things, which is just weird in my mind. And we get to customize everything. All for under $100,000 US. Deal!

It’s not at the beach

And that’s ok. After living directly on the beach for the past three months, we realized that there is more work to it than we are interested in doing. For example, we’ve had to have electrical, plumbing and roofing work done, as well as repairs to the walls (which crumble from the humidity and salt air). Nothing ever feels truly clean. There’s a sticky, salty grit on everything, including ourselves. You only truly feel clean for 5 minutes (just after your shower) every day.

We will indeed miss the view and the opportunity to walk outside and jump directly into the Gulf. It will still be there, though, and it will only be 20 minutes away.

Published by donnageisler

Former marketing professional turned teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Living in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Lover of poodles, large and small.

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