Thursday, May 12, 2011

Moving Day(s)!

Well, alas it is moving day numero uno!! I can`t believe we are moving again as it was only 11 months ago we moved into this place. Oh well, such is life. We have been super busy packing and trying to get the new place ready for us - new AC units installed, shower heads, counter tops, blinds, etc... At the same time we are trying to get this place ready so we can get our deposit back!

Now that we are moving I don`t mind sharing with you a few details about what we were paying for the place we lived, and what we are getting into. We have been living in a stand alone home, 2600 square feet, 4 bedrooms all with bathrooms and walk-in closets, an office which we turned into another bedroom. , maids room which we turned into an office, AC in every room, ceiling fans, our own pool, nice large yard with patio, upstairs patio, hurricane shutters, alarm system, granite counters, dishwasher (didn`t work!!!), etc.... We were paying $23,000 pesos a month plus all utilities, and they are quite expensive for a house this size. We had a gardener, a pool guy, maid, etc... Our water bills were high as we have to top up the pool at least once a week. Our energy bills are high as it`s hard to keep a place like this cool. Oh I could go on and on.  The point is we are moving!
Our new place is quite a bit smaller and we don`t know what to do with all of our things!! We are moving into a 1500 square foot condo. Not small by any means, but small for everything we have. We are paying a LOT less in rent and that is VERY good news for hubby. It already includes the maintenance for the grounds and the shared pool. However, we will now have 24 hours security which is music to my ears!  We are literally less than a block away from the house we were renting so the neighbourhood will stay the same, and I can still walk wherever I need to go! Bonus!!!

I`ll have to post some pictures soon of the new place, but that could take some time as Telmex is having system errors and they advised it could take between 1-20 days to get out to us?? Ohhh how we are`nt surprised!!! Hubby and I looked at each other and just laughed. We are expecting 26 days!!! Hahahaa,

Well I am off to Canada next week for a real quick visit - thank you mom!!!!! I have been SO busy with schoolwork that the last thing I have time to do is write a somewhat interesting blog, but I have been feeling guilty about that lately..... So I made time for this quick update!

Hope you all are doing well and can`t wait to hear from ya!!!!


KfromMichigan said...

Good luck with the move! Big change 2600 sq.ft. to 1500. But hey, you will be saving some money! More trips to Canada!

Kristan said...

hola mamacita! have fun in CANADA! good to hear you are simplifying! we found a house to rent in isla! hope it turns out well since we have never seen it! good luck with school! can't wait to hear more!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the move. :) That and school - I just couldn't imagine trying to organise both at the same time. You must have the patience of a saint. Haha.



Jackie said...

Good for you that you'll have a bit of a vacation after the move. Looking forward to seeing photos of your new place.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your new place! Looking forward to seeing your photos!