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Yucatanman


Mar 15, 2008, 9:15 AM

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John, I loved the saga. My wife and I will be moving to the Yucatan soon and have no plans to be in a "gringo community" nor to I care much about the "American bussiness" expanding into Mexico. My home will be with the people of a small fishing village, yes I am on the beach, but very much into the local people.


NEOhio1


Mar 15, 2008, 9:28 AM

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I am in my fifth year here on Mexconnect and remember how anxious the tone of John's early posts were and some of his "hand-ringing" about the process. It was, John, pure pleasure to read that you have settled in nicely and are enjoying your world.

Oscar, geez....


Glenn

Mar 15, 2008, 9:55 AM

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John, Bravo! for your post and the best of everything to you and your partner. (we agree with your wish list, even though we are not there for another year)


Oscar2

Mar 15, 2008, 10:49 AM

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I think I’ll complain to you about something or another to get your dandruff up enough so you can take us on another journalized fun ride on your Mexican mobile….. Laugh



Well, since the flying dandruff has gotten in my eyes bright an early this morning, please notice carefully without malice that there was a little laughing face conjoined to the above statement for a good purpose.

Now what in heavens name could that possibly mean? Well, for one I’ve never heard John express himself “so well!” He has a talent well needed on this board which adds the kind of spirit, pizzazz, and aliveness, I for one appreciated and the above closing statement was for no other reason but to encourage him to provide us with a ticket to ride on his “fun” Mexican mobile of expression, well needed.

What was touching and went to the heart of his post, was his mention of being 63 years old, gringo, sitting on park bench’s waiting in hopes someone, anyone, would talk to him to conjure up a semblance of a conversation. We can all identify with this in the park benches of our lives, can’t we? I like John, although a bit bitchy but then again I’m doing the same just talking about it…..so go figure.

Perhaps I should have closed with a “Buena Suerte” to avert an onrush of the few MC headmasters who’s lives are defined by what occurs on the tips of their fingers while pounding away for dear life…….. Laugh

“Buena Suerte”


bournemouth

Mar 15, 2008, 12:16 PM

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Oscar - the word you needed to use is "dander" not "dandruff".


Oscar2

Mar 15, 2008, 1:23 PM

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Considering the source and its insidious, ongoing agitation value, I’m going to ignore this BourneMOUTH!


Rolly


Mar 15, 2008, 1:48 PM

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OK. Enough folks. Let's get back to the wish list.

Rolly Pirate


robrt8

Mar 15, 2008, 3:18 PM

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I would have had some list ten years ago. Things are changing so fast.


Oscar2

Mar 15, 2008, 4:57 PM

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After about 42 or so years of living and visiting Mexico, this was supposed to be the big one, the year we were supposed to move down south and set up housekeeping. The unexpected can drop on you like an anvil and things can change in an instant.
Due in part to a turn of events a sudden change of plans have been temporarily put on hold.

You see, my wife of 35 years at age 53 (so young) is undergoing necessary and special medical treatment until the end of this September. Her strength is less than what it was prior to treatments and she has lost considerable weight, of which we kid about through smiles and laughter rooted in the unsaid hope the sun will be brighter come September.

Her beauty as a woman is only surpassed by the inner beauty, strength, and compassion of her heart. My actions and subtle treatment of her with a mix of everything else, tells her that she is special and I count my blessings for having been so fortunate. If all goes well, which I’m sure it will, I wish the following:

Our visit to Morelia, Patzcauro and surrounding areas will bring us the joy we found in Chapalita in Guad, Aguascalientes and Zacatecas.

Find a comfortable abode where the balance of our lifetime will be shared as it always has been.

May our youngsters of 22 and 24 fair well in life’s endeavors and may we be there for them if we are needed.

Sipping a bone chilling, delicious Martini, casually viewing new vistas overlooking a land I’ve dreamed about for so many years and finally saying, “its happened.”

Health permitting, my wife and I will still be dancing and enjoying a smile and a twirl around the dance floor with a backdrop of memories from living in Big Sur, when we first met and all else which followed from that very precious moment in time.

(This post was edited by Oscar2 on Mar 15, 2008, 6:21 PM)


Glenn

Mar 16, 2008, 10:44 AM

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Oscar
Thanks for sharing your story with us. It seems you have a wonderful marriage and that is so important at times like these. I wish you and your wife godspeed with her recovery and your next adventure in Mexico


Oscar2

Mar 17, 2008, 11:40 AM

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Thank you Glen & Debra, your kind thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.

Oscar


donnameyer

Mar 17, 2008, 10:53 PM

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Back to the Wish List -- and repeating that this is disregarding politics and what might or might not be good for Mexico. My purely selfish list:

Trader Joe's (echo that)
Ross' Dress for Less
Easily available reduced fat no-sugar-added ice cream (especially butter pecan)
A slightly more reliable hi-speed internet connection
An easily obtained work permit
Cheap but tasty off-brand Irish Cream Liqueur (for putting in coffee)
A casino where my guy could play video poker now and again.

Donna
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NEOhio1


Mar 17, 2008, 11:55 PM

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One wish granted:

St. Paddy's Irish Cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups Irish or Canadian whiskey
1/4 cup Kuhlua
1 tsp. instant coffee

Mix everything together in a blender and chill for at least 24 hrs to blend the flavors. Keep refrigerated. We put it in a washed Padre Kino wine carafe with the lid on, keeps about 3 weeks. (Tastes just like Bailey's)


(This post was edited by NEOhio1 on Mar 18, 2008, 12:10 AM)


donnameyer

Mar 18, 2008, 12:05 AM

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Thanks for the recipe! I'll try it!

Donna
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bournemouth

Mar 18, 2008, 7:25 AM

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Re: [donnameyer] Your Wish List

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Donna - there are some locally produced tequila based products that taste very much like Baileys, with a Mexican twist - try one. Dobel by Cuervo is one - can be bought at Walmart.


Oscar2

Mar 18, 2008, 11:09 AM

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Hmm, NEOhio1’s Irish Cream sounds so good, and a keeper. One other wish list St. Patty’s favorite which we celebrated with this St. Patty’s day, was with our annual corn beef and all else that goes with it dinner. In addition, a delicious, very frosty and icy tall glass of Cappuccino coffee Mocha, with Irish Cream and Kuhlua. As follows:

1. Pour as much coffee saved in fridge from morning coffee into blender or smoothie maker.

2. 2 or 3 of the accompanied small scooper from “Caffe D’Vita” mocha Cappuccino mix bought at Costco in 64 oz. cans, reasonably priced.

3. Add Kuhlua to taste

4. Add Irish Cream to taste

5. Add as much ice to blender to give you a head freeze…. Laugh

6. After well blended, pour into tall glass, and top off with a bit of whip cream and sit back and enjoy!



This same frosty cold Cappuccino is excellent for afternoon coffee on warm days when something cool is welcomed and even better, it smoothes out the ruffled edges of a warm day very nicely, if you get my drift…


NEOhio1


Mar 18, 2008, 1:24 PM

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Oscar, best thoughts and wishes for the two of you to have your dreams come true.

For brain freeze from cold drinks move your tongue back and forth against the roof of your mouth. Instant relief. Who knows why.

As for the baileys knock-off it is just two weeks new to us and for 20 years if I had known I could make my own I could have had a whole lot more over the years. Two or three carafes of that on the table is a sight to see. It is really fun not to parcel it out by the ounce to the family so there is enough remaining to hide for my "special" needs.

I will try the coffee. Thanks.

My wish for Mexico is very, very selfish. I wish it was 20 years ago. I was younger and Mexico was rougher.


La Isla


Mar 18, 2008, 7:27 PM

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An easily obtained work permit

Donna


Have you tried to get a work permit here? I've pretty much decided to use a lawyer to get one, though it is possible to do it on your own, even if you intend to work for yourself. I don't find the requirements that onerous, especially compared to Europe, where I lived last year, where it is virtually impossible for an American (or Canadian, or anyone without a passport from a EU country) to obtain one.


donnameyer

Mar 18, 2008, 8:20 PM

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I have not yet tried because I'm not yet back in San Miguel full time. I'm not sure I actually need one to work my website--not sure, have to check it out. But I'm sure I will need a cedula/factura when I'm ready to start selling advertising to local companies.

I've been told you have to define the work prettily narrowly, whereas what I'd really like to have is permission to build/manage a website, help others build websites, write, edit, lecture and teach writing. That may prove problematic. I may also end up using a facilitator.
Donna
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