There are so many things to write about – every day. That written, I have not been writing much lately. Perhaps my biggest failing is not staying on topic. I have a reputation for changing topics and multiple topics within one Blog entry – that is OK, I think?
If you have been reading along you know we are currently in the United States – far away from home even though we are neighbors – distant neighbors; I know we are far away from home. Being in the States always rocks our boat – the glaring differences between the neighbors of the United States and Mexico is never more apparent than when we are here.
We do not often talk about failure; and that is perhaps the wrong word? What I mean is those that have made the permanent move to Mexico only to return to their former lives. Obviously when that happens we all want to know what happened.
My own brother-in-law and his girlfriend did exactly that. They moved to Mexico – lock, stock and barrel; in what we deemed a rather rash move. It turned out to be exactly that and in about a year and a half experiment they hightailed it back to the United States. Something I still do not understand; and they are my relatives.
Yesterday we discovered that a couple we know via this Mexican adventure we are in have decided to head back to the U.S.
Debi and Tom moved from Colorado Springs, just up the road from our rancho there, to Merida, Mexico almost side-by-side to us. Our moves were parallel and timed almost exactly the same. We chose different parts of Mexico, but other than that it was all very similar. We had a Blog and Debi also had one – both were even before the moves about ten years ago.
In a recent Blog entry Debi wrote:
“Living in a foreign country is not got the faint hearted, you need a level of toughness, especially if you don’t speak the language. My Spanish is ok, it gets us through most things, but it sometimes gets me, and us in to trouble because I think I understand what is going on, but then really don’t, and sometimes it gets used to blame me for misunderstandings that are not my misunderstanding at all but someone else ineptitude, or laziness…. we’ve decided to return to the USofA, I’d have gone anywhere, as long as Tom could speak the language. So with our limited choices, we choose the USofA. We intend to be out of Mexico by years end.”
Quite a shock! Debi explains she will give more reasoning insights as this story unfolds. I wonder if it will be any clearer than our continued questions as to what happen with my brother-in-law. Such a move certainly occurs from a complex set of rationalizations.
You can join me in monitoring her tale here at her Blog.
It is really hot here in Las Vegas right now – triple digit temperatures (in Fahrenheit) are a daily occurrence with no end in sight. Thankfully my sister-in-law and her husband have a comfortable casa. We have been buying and selling (more of the former) and taking care of some business. Soon we will head back towards home with a stop in Capitan, New Mexico where we have a small casita and great neighbors George and Pearl. We always look forward to reconnecting with them.
Biggest concern at the moment is whether we will get all the stuff in the car – always a challenge and it gets even bigger at the next stop. You will have to stay tune for that and for the continuing story of Debi and Tom. We do not even know where they intend to live in the United States – just someplace where they speak English is the only hint.