Thursday, October 24, 2013

I'm in countdown mode!


The pool steps are in!
It's just 5 short weeks before we leave for our month+ in Merida. Now I really need to get it together! I have 3 large bags packed with 'stuff' and enough things put aside for another large bag and that's not even counting our clothes! Now I've read that Cancun is getting strict about checking bags! I've left the price tags on anything new and there is really not much of that. 
I do however take some food items (gluten free) as last year it was difficult to find some items. I did find a loaf of frozen gluten free bread at Pescadelli, but at 20.00 US it was like gold! I know I need to plan ahead and get Monica at the slow market to make some for us.
I received some new photos this week and Roger, our esteemed architect, has told me that they are a week ahead of his schedule...unheard of ..but he knows that we are bringing family down in December and wants it to be ready for us! Nice guy!! We will have two weeks in the house before our guests arrive. I will need this time to get some more furnishings as well as de stress and settle in.
Meanwhile here in St Louis the Cardinals are in the World Series, the weather is changing to autumn like, my new kitchen floor is in and I do have to prepare the house for house sitters coming in. More worrisome is that two of my cats have disappeared! Gus, the Maine coon almost two weeks ago, and Bleu-Beri who this blogged is named after, (as well as mi casa) 6 days ago....These are cats who do not really wander and stay pretty close to home! I know that people say to keep them in, but these are rescue cats that could not acclimate to an inside only life...and I knew when adopting them.
Starting to look like design!





















8 comments:

  1. Believe me, try to exit countdown mode as quickly as you can. That's too much agony, especially as the chill air slips in. Just put the whole trip out of your mind, set a your alarm for four weeks, five days, and then start planning!

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    1. Not only am I really busy getting the house ready but I am babysitting the grandkids several days a week...doesn't leave much time for all I need to do...Maybe lists will help!

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  2. I hope your kitties come home soon. Cant wait to see pics of the finished home in Dec!

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    1. Thanks, both Carlos and I are bereft about their loss...I call every day and have walked the neighborhood as well as driven ajacent areas and sent out fliers to all the animal rescue and humane associations.

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  3. It is looking more and more like it is coming together for you and your family. Change for such a long and at the same time short period of time is a good constant in ones life. I don't think I can remember when change was not a part of mine.

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    1. Thanks Ray! Before we decided on the Yucatan we checked out many places in the states, VT being one of them.. Carlos has a really difficult time with cold weather...

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    2. Happy to say that Bleu_Beri arrived home today with a sore paw and smelling like he was locked in someones garden shed!

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