Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009 - Part 1

Saturday was our final day in our Mexico Casa. How did it go?

5:30 am drip, Drip, DRIP
Awaken by drip, Drip, DRIP. Husband, Youngest Son and I are sleeping in master bedroom with wall unit air conditioner. It is leaking allot. On the wood table. On my 2 computers! “Husband!” We spring into action with towels and pans to catch the water. Yes, we have done this before so know the drill. Computers seem fine since I caught it early.

drip, Drip, DRIP. Husband cannot go back to sleep since it is like water torture.

7:30am-1:00pm Packing
Pack Pop-Up Camper and SUV. We have 1 majorly rude exchange which is good for us when getting ready for a trip. Husband is in shock that we actually got it all in the truck. We brought all in two trips but only going back in one. Husband is then stressed about the weight - good grief.

We gave 2 large loads of stuff to our housekeeper which helped.

We did have some trailer hitch drama which went something like this:
- Trailer hitch stolen several months ago off SUV
- Husband gets 2 new hitches when in USA in May
- 2 New Hitches do not work the greatest
- Husband orders another hitch
- I go out of my way to pick up while in USA on last trip
- I forget to bring them back to Mexico last week!
- We are going to make due with what we have and cross our fingers

One of 2 loads of stuff we are giving to our housekeeper.

1:00 pm-2:30pm Mexican Landlord
Mexican Landlord and Property Manager arrive for check out. All in good order. We discuss many repairs Mexican Landlord needs to make mostly around water leaks and talk for awhile. Mexican Landlord says is going to do a total re-do with new kitchen, plasma television – we will see – he definitely could since he made a sizeable sum from us this year having the villa rented in USDs for 13 months straight.

Housekeeper arrives. She cannot get a truck to our house to pick up stuff today. Our SUV is full now. We arrange for Property Manager to meet Housekeeper after we leave. We give her an extra couple weeks of pay – she has 5 ninos.

Husband secures items on top of Pop

1:00pm-3:30 pm More Packing
Complete securing items on top of Pop-Up Camper. Oh my gosh we can relax a bit.

3:30pm-6:30 pm Relax Watch a movie, swim in pool and take showers.

6:30pm-8:30 pm Walk and Dinner
We walk to ocean village for tacos and cold cerveza. We enjoy our walk:

Walk through marina.

One of our favorite taco stands in el centro that has been closed since April - I hope it re-opens in high season.

Walking through village to taco stand.

We check out the igaunas while waiting for our tacos.

I will "finish posting our walk later - gotta head out so we make it to Saltillo before dark!


DanaJ said...

Thoughtful and kind of you to pay the housekeeper for 2 more weeks.

Good walk thru the exterior landscape. What's the interior landscape feeling?

Saltillo's a great town.

Theresa said...

Bye!!!! Have a safe trip! I will miss you!

Leslie Limon said...

Oh how sad that you are leaving, but atleast your last day in the Mexico house was exciting!!! Safe journey!!!

Cynthia Johnson and Mike Nickell said...

I have enjoyed so much reading about your family. I also hope you have a safe trip home.

Babs said...

Adios mi amiga - I SO hope this comment goes through as all the others haven't.
Safe travels.....HOPE you keep blogging.

Husband's Sister said...

Y'all will be in our thoughts and prayers while you travel. What wonderful memories you will have of this past year. The boys will have so much fun catching up with old friends and sharing their adventures. Vaya con Dios.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

Thanks everyone!! It has been a long day and it is so nice to read your thoughtful well wishes!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

B - Your comment is here! Sorry for the troubles but alas success!

Jan said...

I just started blogging and just started reading your blog. I am so sad that you are going away now. Have you considered living here forever?? I love your writing and wish you the best.