Monthly Archives: January 2014

Out of the house, into the city

As the to-do list for the construction project begins to feature items like a toilet brush and curtain rods, I figure it’s time to bring this part of our Guanajuato story to a close. We are still awaiting windows, which … Continue reading

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The End of Ricardo

I know you are all waiting with baited breath for the next installment. Ricardo didn’t show up but phoned to say he wanted to talk to us at 6. We said okay, at six on the dot. Antonio came to … Continue reading

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Resolution? We’ll see…

Ricardo was surprised to see Jack, but willingly signed the paper saying we’d paid him a bunch of money and had received nothing. He understands that the paper will be filed tomorrow afternoon if everything doesn’t show up by 1:00 … Continue reading

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The window saga continues…

I’m posting this from my new workspace in a spacious corner of the humungous new bedroom, which seems even more humungous because my little desk and a mattress are the only things in it. Still no windows. We’ll move dressers, … Continue reading

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Windowless in Guanajuato

Before I begin this rant—and be forewarned, that’s what it’s going to be—I have to provide a counterpoint. We’ve been dealing with lots of tradesmen over the last month and a half, and with one exception that will be the … Continue reading

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Afternoon of Haciendas

Sunday afternoons in Guanajuato we usually go to a small concert at Museo Gene Byron in Marfil, a smaller town just outside the city. The museum is in an old, restored Hacienda. Yesterday was the first Sunday concert so far … Continue reading

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Bienvenido al sol!

It’s a sunny day in Guanajuato. The cold front seems to have passed; we’re waking up and going to bed in cool temperatures, and enjoying mid twenties in the sun during the day. Perfect, with a little breeze most of … Continue reading

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