A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Archive for the ‘Coping with Things’ Category

Oct. 7, 2008 — We had our challenges yesterday. Some days are like that. I used the HSBC ATM at Soriana in Chapala, which is a big box store kind of like a small Walmart. For some ornery reason of its own, the ATM gobbled up my debit card. No money, no card. Nada. I […]

Sept. 11, 2006 — Kelly and I don’t tend to get lost in the US, but we have some extra opportunities in Mexico. We went straight at this sign, but I suspect left might have worked better, considering where going straight took us. This was in the charming town of Mazamitla, but we’ve seen signs […]

August 10, 2006 — I’ll start with one of the joys: we’ve been back home in Mexico over a month now, and Kelly finally managed to get rid of the algae in the swimming pool. It took a lot of experimenting and learning about the complexities of pool maintenance. I took my first dip yesterday […]

May 2, 2006 — Last night we had our second rainstorm since we moved to our house in San Juan Cosala. The first one was on Easter and was spectacular. The one yesterday was on Mexican Labor Day. It was a sweet rainfall for about three hours in the evening. We were very grateful for […]

April 23, 2006 — About a week ago, Kelly bought a good long ladder and immediately trimmed some of the branches of our trees to improve our view of Lake Chapala. Then he got to thinking that if he took down a dead tree trunk that’s not too far from the house, the view would […]

April 30, 2006 — Our town has been without water for almost a week. We’ve heard various rumors: One pump is out… no, it’s two pumps that are out, one on the west side of town and another one. It will be fixed tomorrow (which is a holiday). It won’t be fixed soon. They took […]

April 17, 2006 — Last night we walked over to the home of some other foreigners who live about a ten-minute walk from our place, just for a quick visit. We were inviting them and another couple who live in a small town east of Chapala to join us for something next weekend. It turned […]

March 15, 2006 — Living in Mexico does call for a fair amount of flexibility. Sometimes things go surprisingly well, and that happened yesterday with the installation of our new water tank, a 660-gallon black plastic tank to replace a very old and slightly leaky 550-gallon tank which we had assumed was cement but then […]

March 29, 2006 — There is a lot to learn when you buy or rent a house in Mexico, and utilities can present challenges. Here’s how we currently stand: WATER: Our realtor took my husband Kelly to the place in our town where you pay the water bill, and by presenting several documents, Kelly managed […]

March 13, 2006 — A few days ago I was working at my computer when it made a few clicking sounds and stopped. I couldn’t get back into it when I tried. I took the laptop to one of the local repair shops and the owner  looked at my laptop within 10 minutes of my […]

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