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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Sept. 1, 2005 –When we were in Mexico earlier this year, we talked about selling our house in the United States, having a big garage sale, putting whatever we didn’t want to part with into storage, and living in Mexico for a year or so before deciding what to do next regarding housing. We have rented an inexpensive house already in Mexico.

But when we got back to our Colorado community, it didn’t seem quite so straightforward. We have a beautiful home, a dog and two cats. We’ve been here nine years and have deep roots in the community. For a while, I was sure I couldn’t give it all up.

We talked, we thought, we considered what we want to do with our lives. Kelly became clear that he really did want to sell. I had moved to being better than 90% sure, and we were proceeding as though we would offer the house for sale when we finished several more things around the place.

The Crestone Music Festival is one of my favorite events of the year here, and this year was no exception. Early in August, there’s lots of good music, good food, and it’s a great time to catch up with friends. Kelly and I were updating a variety of people about our plans.

I told an out-of-town couple we know that we were going back to Mexico and that we were thinking of selling our house. “Let’s talk,” the man said. I assumed it was just a friendly comment, but three days later we were under contract with them to buy our house!

Kelly and I are very grateful that we didn’t have to go through the whole thing of showing the house to potential buyers, keeping it ultra-neat, and all the roller coaster of emotions we have experienced at other times in selling. The buyers had been in our house last year and they are very happy to be getting it. I found that my last reluctance dissolved when I saw their joy.

So now it’s their house, but part of our agreement is that we can stay here as long as the end of November. We still have some things to finish on the place, and we’ll have time to store our stuff, shift some things on our business, and so on, before heading south to Mexico again. It will be quite a new adventure!

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