It is certain that I am not nearly the writer that Darcy is. She is terrific and it is a gift that all of you get to enjoy. One of the gifts God has given me is project management. For whatever reason, I love to analyze and evaluate things.
We are now almost 2 months into our family adventure and I am happy to report that we are tracking nicely. In fact, we are in some ways ahead of schedule. I’d like to share a few of our accomplishments with you:
We have a bank account – Yes it took a dozen trips to HSBC where we have met all of the service managers and know them by name.
We have internet, cell phones, and a home phone – Yes, this took a half dozen visits to Telmex and Telcel each as well as at least 10 trips to Home Depot for cables, adapters, returning the wrong equipment I purchased on the last trip (yes they have Home Depot here in Merida….in fact is was one of my conditions for moving here). The attached photo was our internet and phone installers work truck.
We have a great school for the kids….I am also happy to report, there is no more crying at drop off time. The ninos are happy at school now.
We are finding time to exercise and swim. Swimming is pretty much a necessity here to cool down from the hot sun.
We are taking Spanish lessons – Learning the language quickly is another gift Darcy has been given (I got passed over with that gift).
We participated in our first Mexican independence day celebration on Sept 15th in the main town square. The square was full of people, and the fireworks show was quite amazing and definitely done in Latino style….Let’s just say the show didn’t have the same safety factors you might see in Canada or the US. For a while we thought the oldest church in Central America was going to burn down and we regularly had to wipe our clothes of falling debris. Viva Mexico!
We are making friends…..Kind of a no-brainer being married to Darcy.
The best thing is we are feeling settled now. It is a great feeling, and I know that Darcy and I feel blessed that in only 2 months, we are now feeling like this is our Mexican home.
With our family settled, we can now turn our attention to others. How can we help and what can we do. I know it starts with just being ourselves.
The adventure continues. Thank you for your comments and support. We love hearing from our friends and family back home!.