Friday, April 15, 2011

Life is Good.....

Life is good right now. Yesterday, there were no cartel fights and Miguel’s cousin is renting out his parent’s old house after they fix a few things. So, we will be renting it from them, Yayyyy!!!
The house is 4 blocks from here and is directly in front of the elementary school so, that solves 2 of my problems:
1. Being too close to the in laws 
2. Now, I can enroll the kids and not have to worry about all of the danger, I will be directly in front of the school. I will still home school them English and anything else they were already learning that they don’t at school here.

The house has 2 bedrooms, a livingroom, kitchen, bathroom, and has a room that his aunt used as a papeleria (a school supply store but, translates to paper store), and a large patio/ yard. This solves my other problem: no job.
I am going to open a papeleria/ taco stand/ English school. I will make different things for lunch to sell since, the schools here do not provide a lunch for the kids (the store a block away makes a killing on lunches) throughout the day I will sell paper, pencils, pens, and other school supplies and in the evening, I will offer English classes.
So life is good, I have the solution to my biggest 3 problems!!
Congratulations Self!!
We will temporarily stay at the tiny house until the other house’s repairs are finished so, I will finish moving today. I don’t have much stuff; you can only fit so much into the bed of a Dodge Dakota.

The only bad thing: 

Miguel is having the worst trouble getting his license here, the first time he went, the officer told him that he could make it easier on him if he gave him $1000 pesos. Miguel about flipped out and yelled at the guy, WHATTTT?! The guy said ok come back next Thursday to take the test and Miguel has went every Thursday since that Thursday 3 weeks ago and has failed every test, even though we have verified that he had the correct answers. Only in Mexico!! I am having trouble getting used to all of the “Legal manners” of this country. I keep telling Miguel to report them but, he says “to who the next person who does the same thing”. He says that is the American coming out in me because Americans are stubborn and won’t take the BS, maybe so but, hey, I would rather stand up for myself than let the people who are paid to defend us take from us.     


  1. Congrats on the house! Great idea for the store/resteraunt/english classes. Keep us posted on how it works out.

  2. Congrats on ur house! Enjoying your posts!

  3. Hello, lisa here. Another expat blogger living here in mexico. I actually found your blog through Jackie and Rebecca. Great to find another mexpat, cant wait to here how things work out for you and your family. Congrats on the house!
    I actually just wrote a post about my fiance getting his license, but we got very lucky that we did not have to many problems. Hope things worked out and he did get it already. Take care.