Showing posts from October, 2017

Snow is in the forecast, but it's sunshine for us

We're nearing the end of October and the leaves have already blown clean from the trees and there is snow forecast in a few days. And I say, "good!"

Let everyone else enjoy some early winter while we get a brief second summer in Merida next week!

Isaac got back to me and we are all set to see the two houses that I failed to buy. I'm very excited to see them in person, even if I'll be sad I don't have the money lined up to buy them.

I've been diligently saving and with a small loan we could honestly probably afford either one, but with Angie still in the beginning stages of her business I'd hate to risk any money right now. With my awful luck lately I'd probably get laid off the minute I wired the money. So, we'll play it safe a little while longer.

Other things I'm looking forward to on the trip. Visiting Mercado 60. I visited the last time I was there, but didn't have a chance to try any food. Plus, I was alone last time, it will be m…

A week away from returning to Merida

We are just about a week away from returning to Merida.

I did email Isaac and ask him, nicely, if he had time and could show us the houses I was interested in and thought that I had bought and lost in different circumstances. I told him though, strictly only if he has time. Don't want to waste his time. And I'll walk by them anyways even if he can't show me inside.

I know that seems a little masochistic. The chances that either of these properties will be available when we are ready to buy seems unlikely. Still, I want to see them in the off chance that one of them is available and that sooner, rather than later, Angie's photography business will take off and we'll be able to afford something. And if not, oh well, at least I have an even better understanding of what will and not work in regards to the odd sizes of homes and lots in Merida.

Meanwhile, I've found a few new properties out there with some potential. Of course, not wanting to bother Isaac, or any ot…

Another shoe dropped-- At least it wasn't mine

We still have the Merida trip upcoming in a couple of weeks and I am more and more excited each day it gets closer. Still have my streak going in Duolingo (373 day as of today) and packing in my mind.

So, what shoe dropped? Well, this one is Angie's letdown. She booked the trip to coincide with Halloween and the corresponding Day of the Dead celebrations happening in Mexico. In Merida they celebrate Hanal Pixan. She was very excited to attend the Paseo de las Ánimas which is a parade where people dress and paint their faces as they travel to the cemetery.

The problem, she didn't look into her dates properly and we will miss the parade by a day. To say she was disappointed when I told her about it would be an understatement. She was pissed. She really wanted to take some photos and have that experience. I think she would have canceled again, except we are way past any cancellation windows this time. Lucky for me!

Because I'm still excited to go. And I promised her that some…