If you would have told me a month or two ago that moving to a new unfurnished home in Mexico would be this time consuming, I would have scoffed in your face. Laughed loud and long for no reason other than I didn't know any better!!
Ya'll this has been one of the not so easiest moves of my life and I'm a Veteran, I'm use to moving every few years. Starting over, learning new things. Moving around here is a new version of "moving around". So many little things you have to think of. So many decisions to be made in a language that isn't native.
I for one am looking forward to the end of the month if only because it signals it's over. The move part, nothing more, nothing less. We are still waiting on "final" things that have been delayed for various reason that have been in and out of our control.
Internet - Our home is brand new and our neighborhood, well it isn't right now. This has lead to us doing double work trying to find a service provider in our area.
Furniture - One of the complaints that has existed in Merida for a long time is the lack of reasonably priced "decent" furniture. Multiple store visits later we finally found ONE couch. That's it. (see video below)
Appliances - Similar to furniture, quality can cost double what you would typically pay in the U.S.
Water, Electricity, Gas & Trash - Everything requires more paper work than I'm use to and if I'm being honest, more than what's required. Who knew you would need an electric bill to get trash pick up?
Don't get me wrong we are tackling new things and learning along the way. And on that note, we are MOVING! and we are ready for new memories in new spaces.
“It’s a wonderful world. You can’t go backwards. You’re always moving forward. It’s the wonderful part about life. And that’s terrific.” -Harvey Fierstein