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There are a lot of steps to this process

It's been awhile since the last post, partially because things have been pretty non-stop.

I was on a work trip, then we've been dealing with our dog's diabetes and, to top it off, my uncle passed away.

He had cancer and his health had been declining, so it was probably only a matter of time, but I don't know if anyone expected his health to deteriorate quite as quickly as it did. It was a sad, tough week.

So, let me try and refocus back to the central theme of this blog.

We finished the bank loan process here in the U.S. and I assumed that I would just wire the rest of the money to Alonso who would exchange and hold it until closing. But when I asked I was informed that's not how it works.

I admit, I am not the smartest cookie, but I have nothing but trust for Isaac and Alonso. They have been patient and utterly amazing.

Yet how far down the rabbit hole does this adventure lead?

My next step, I was told, was to open a bank account in Mexico. I was referred to a Bank…

And the answer is...

There was no need to panic. Alonso emailed me the next day, Saturday, to tell me the funds had transferred for the deposit. The seller signed the purchase agreement on Monday and we are all set to continue on the buying journey.

It's a "this is for real" moment when the website displays the property as 'under contract' and you know that you are that person. It happened once before with Green House, though that proved very premature.

At this point, it doesn't seem like anything should stop us now. The only way I could see it falling apart is if someone came with a lot of money and bought the seller out of the contract with us.

But even so, I have tempered any excitement. In the past, with Blue and Green house, I instantly downloaded some architecture app onto the iPad and started dreaming in some possible designs for the houses. They were definitely crappy designs that I knew a professional would have to tsk tsk some day before unrolling something truly magnif…