Sunday, May 30, 2010

El centro here we come!!

Yes, we are moving, and I couldn't BE more happy... :) Yes, that is my inner Chandler speaking.

Currently, hubby and I have been renting a place in the Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), and had nothing but problems. Well, problems for me.... we all know that when wifey isn't happy, neither is hubby!!! Hehehe - yes I can be a bit bitchy sometimes. Sorry hubs!!

We have been really lucky - in the current place we did sign a 1 year lease with our landlords, and out of the kindness of their hearts we are off the hook!! Minus deposit, but that is a-okay for this chicita. Adios to scorpions, TERRIBLE plumbing, salty water, shitty boiler, neighbours annoying chihuahuas, 2 burners, and super high electrical costs!!! Heck, the list could go on and on....

In the new place we will be closer to the entire family, and all of our friends. My pilates centre is less than a 5 minute drive from the new place, Costco is around the corner, and a few of my favourite hang out spots!!!

Ohhhh what does the new place have??? A dishwasher, a freaking dishwasher!! Bestill my heart. I am so not used to seeing them that when we looked at the place I didn't notice, hubby did!! Like he does any dishes?? LOL!!!

We will no longer have one central A/C system - that should cut the electrical costs in half. Not to mention, electricity in el centro is MUCH cheaper than here in the ZH. Ohhh.... we'll also have a gas stove with 6 working burners, and oven. In this house we had 2 burners, and no oven - electrical to boot.

Only problem we are faced with now is that moving day is on the 10th of June. Do you know what that means for us? We have one day to make sure everything gets set up properly. World Cup 2010 kicks off on the 11th. Mexico is playing S.Africa in the opening match!!! Ohhhh please OH please let this work for us!!! We realllly don't want to fight the crowds trying to get a spot somewhere decent!!!     

Anyways, I'll have to post some pictures as soon as we move in. Hopefully our furniture will be in those pics. Looks like our container we shipped from Canada 6 months ago may actually be arriving.....I am not holding my breath....

Regardless

Yay for me - scorpion free!!!!!

14 comments:

Leah Flinn said...

Felicidades, amiga! So glad you will be scorpion-free and happy. :-)

Leslie Limon said...

Congrats, amiga! :) I hope you get everything done on the 10th. If I were closer, you guys could come watch with us! :)

Sunshine said...

Oh, cant wait to see pictures...you know us gringas are super duper nosey when it comes to what other plp's houses look like...i mean what other gringa's houses look like! Hey that's a blog title in it's self! Happy moving and praying that you get your stuff soon! It will be like christmas all over again...I was so happy when our stuff finally got to Mexico! It feels like home!

Amanda said...

congrats, I know for sure how great it is to find what you have been looking for. So great that it will be so much easier for you to get out and about. I actually thought of you today while my husband was watching the Mexico game. I thought I wonder how great it would be for him if I could just muster up the excitement you have for the game. But my daughter took it over for me and was running around all day chatting to him about it so I then didn't feel so bad. lol

Amanda said...

shute I forgot to click the e-mail follow ups. Sorry here is my pointless comment so I can click it.

On Mexican Time said...

Leah - Gracias amiga, I just can't believe it :)

Leslie - Awww....I really wish all of us ladies lived just a tad closer!!! Gracias amiga :)

Sunshine - I know, I just loooove seeing other gringas homes as well!! Jajaja - we'll all have to do a post one day together???!!! Ohhh can't wait for that feeling of "home"!!!!

Amanda - you are just too darn cute!!! You know the funny thing? I think I love soccer/futbol MORE than my husband and most of his friends!! Jajajaja. My grandpa used to play professionally in Europe, actually his team played here in Mx for awhile too!!! My dad played, and I have 2 brothers who played in Spain!! I played at a very competetive level too, until severe knee problems got in the way :( If it makes you feel better, I do chear for Mexico but they aren't "my" team, jejeje OH and congrats again on your new place amiga!!!!

KfromMichigan said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see the pics of the new place. (with NO scorpions)

Rosas Clan in Tulum said...

Are you kidding me.... a dish washer!!!!! That is so cool. I must say- I am a little more then a little jelouse- but then in combo with the 6 burners- yeah- now the jealousy is coming!!!!

You have to post some pictures!

Ashlie said...

Way to go!! Congrats! Good luck with getting your stuff from Canada (finally!)I hope your move goes smoothly.

TAB0712 said...

Well, my friend... THIS MAKE ME SO SO SO VERY HAPPY!!!!!! For you and for me!!!!!! I will be able to walk Dezzie over : )

On Mexican Time said...

KfromMichigan - thanks amiga!! I can't wait to say the words "scorpion free"!!!!

RosasClanTulum - No, i am soooo not kidding!! Can you believe it??!!! A real working dishwasher!!! It's half the size of a regular one, but this chicita does not care!!!!Going from 2 burners to 6.... I think I've died and gone to Heaven!!

Ashlie - Gracias amiga!!! The custom broker sent us pics, and I'm afraid to say it, but so far so good!! 6 months later...is better than never??!!! LOL

Tab - you know it!!! Can you believe how close we'll be? Not only that, but you actually know where the house is now!!!! Can't wait for you to see the inside!!!

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Amy said...

Hi. I found your blog as I was searching for housing in Cancun. My hubby and I (and 2 little kids) are moving from USA to Cancun in Sept. We want to live in Cancun Centro and can only afford about $700-$800 usd/mo. Any tips on nice/newer neighborhoods/developments? We've been seeing "Villas del Arte"...looks pretty good. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm an American married to Mexican (whose family is there in Cancun). Gracias!! - Amy Dominguez
amyddominguez@gmail.com

Alice said...

hope everything works out with the move AND watching the game. the beginning of your post reminded me of the "happy wife, happy life" motto :)