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!

Rosana

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July 22, 2005 —  A lot of conversation and thought went into deciding that since we are planning to live in Mexico for some time, we would sell our house here in Colorado, a decision we made early this month.

But it hasn’t been feeling terrific.

What about the dog, the cats, our stuff? What about this small town community we’ve been a part of for nine years? Where would we come back to in the US if we decide to live here rather than Mexico later? I’ve been in tears a few times, and Kelly has had his problems too.

Night before last, we were talking about maybe building another house here in Crestone in the future. Kelly said maybe we should think more about keeping this one. We agreed to sleep on it and talk in the morning.

Well, he slept on it but I woke up around 1 AM and that was the end of sleep for me till dawn. When I realized I was wide awake, I had a pretty good time. I got up and sat in a living room window seat, where I could watch our cats playing in their yard in the bright moonlight. I realized how good it felt to think of keeping this place, at least until we spend more time in Mexico and see what we really want down there.

With that pretty clear in my mind, I thought maybe I could go back to sleep. But no. So I went up to my office and started a blog on dog training, especially clicker training. I’ve been working with our dog Larry to see if he could be easier to manage and thus a better candidate for Mexico.

Kelly and I talked in the morning and we decided not to decide. For now. He pulled up the FOR SALE sign in front of our house, and I called the local paper and cancelled a classified that hadn’t come out yet.

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know how much Kelly and I love Mexico and Bernal. We also love our home and community in the US. Can we figure out a way to have our cake and eat it too?

We’ll see.

5 Comments from the old blog:

  • At July 22, 2005 7:33 PM, Blogger BillieS said…

    Boy do we understand your indecision. Just when we think we have made up our mind to be in Mexico full time, we find ourselves looking back. This is a hard one for us too.

  • At July 22, 2005 11:03 PM, Blogger Rosana Hart said…

    Yeah… I wrote about it in this much detail because I imagine quite a few people can relate.

  • At July 23, 2005 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your feelings are about giving up your stateside residence is no different than we had when making a move to Mexico. As I stated previously we tried to live in both for several years, before the move became permanent. I think that starting with a 6 month residency and gradually expanding it will give you more peace of mind and allow you to enjoy your life. It also allows you to collect things for you Mexican residence that tend to replace your stateside things. This makes a final move much easier. Houses can be changed, but a home is hard to give up. Good luck.

  • At July 24, 2005 2:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I agree with the previous anonymous, try out Mexico a few
    more times before you cut the cord.
    If it is financially possible,
    stretch the idea to see if it fits,
    maybe rent your place to someone
    reliable, at least enough to support the expenses. Thanks for the blog.

  • At July 24, 2005 11:25 PM, Blogger Rosana Hart said…

    Thanks, anon 1 and 2! I can talk about all this with my friends here but you folks are ones who really understand the issues.

    No news, just enjoying chilling a little.

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