“Can you send somebody now? Please?” I implored the woman on the phone frantically from my car parked in front of our next Airbnb, my voice an octave higher than normal. “Donna. Take it down a notch. She’s only trying to help,” Lyn, who was sitting beside me, chimed in. “Don’t tell me how toContinue reading “Life’s a beach!”
Since I wrote last, a lot has happened (or not, depending on your point of view). First, we successfully navigated the passport renewal process and received our new 10-year passports within two weeks! Amazing! We immediately forwarded them on to the realtors in order to complete the purchase of our home. That was last week.Continue reading “Adventures in a new land.”
In my last post, I described the arduous drive from Querétaro to Merida. Here’s what has been happening since. Our Airbnb We booked a cute little Airbnb for a month, figuring that we would need at least that long to conclude the purchase of our home and get some initial repairs done. It is aContinue reading “After Arrival”
Nevertheless, I knew that, without doing something different, the trip would end in Izzy’s funeral and our divorce. Neither of those were acceptable alternatives, so I tried with all of my power to make the final day of our journey not miserable.
Not sure you noticed, but we are substantially into 2021 and it still feels like a continuation of last year. Here in Querétaro, MX, businesses are still at 30-50% capacity, with restaurants closed at 8 p.m. and only open for delivery on Sunday. You can’t buy alcohol either in a restaurant or at a storeContinue reading “2020 no ha terminado”
Friends, I wrote the following while I was teaching narrative writing to one of my advanced English students. I recently discovered it still lurking on my computer and thought I might share. Before you read it, please know it was a writing exercise from September and not a reflection of my current state of mind.Continue reading “Old, but still worthy: A letter from Quarantine”
Since the pandemic started some 8 months ago, Lyn and I have had a steady flow of people ringing our doorbell. Usually, it is someone politely begging or trying to sell nopales or other things. We also get the usual drop-offs of utility bills, meter readers and grocery deliveries. Otherwise, not much happens around here.Continue reading “Wow. Who’d a-believed it?”
(Don’t you just love this photo? Wow.) And now for the news A month ago, Lyn and I bought a house at the beach near Progreso. Since the initial paperwork, we’ve heard nothing. Until yesterday. I checked in with our realtor, Jennifer Flores at Buy Mexico Real Estate, who told me that everything was stillContinue reading “No news is good news.”
As Hurricane Delta barrels down on the Yucatan, I find myself wondering what the hell we were thinking when we bought a house a literal stone’s throw from the Caribbean. While news outlets can’t agree whether it’s the third or the ninth storm of the season (wide gap there, guys), they do agree on itContinue reading “Weather”
Here’s a narrative account of our recent trip to Merida with lots of pics!