Adventures in a new land.

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.”

After Arrival

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”

2020 no ha terminado

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”

Weather

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”

Life is what happens…

Most of you know the saying — “life is what happens when you’ve made other plans,” so what is what happens when you don’t? If you ask me, it seems that things are always in flux. Nothing feels solid right now. It is like being stuck in a transporter beam and not being able toContinue reading “Life is what happens…”

Dallas, here I come!

New year, new hassles. It only took 2 years to collect on my circuit city pension, and now the wonderful social security administration is taking its sweet time approving my retirement benefits. Ah, the government. Not like it’s a lot of money. Down here a little goes a long way. This small retirement benefit coversContinue reading “Dallas, here I come!”