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Packing, Packing, Packing!
Sep 28th, 2009 by David

Our garage was full - before we started emptying it

Our garage was full...

Honestly - we have gotten rid of a lot of stuff!

Honestly - we have gotten rid of a lot of stuff!

it may not look like it, but we actually are getting some packing done! Les is a genius, as I’ve told you. Instead of packing in cardboard boxes, which crush and mildew, she packs everything in these 56gallon clear tubs from Target!! What a great idea! they stack well, you can see what is in them, and things in them don’t mildew. At $4-5 apiece, they’re the only way to go.

i called down to strom movers in mexico to help with the move. we need someone in Dallas to come out to the house and give us estimates on different scenario. if we take this, it will cost so much, if we take that, so much. we havent heard from any movers yet tho’, and we need to get this set up

The Move to Mexico fast approacheth – The FM-3
Sep 28th, 2009 by David

It’s coming down to the wire now. Les and I have settled on the 3rd week of October as our move date. I haven’t been getting SS long enough to qualify for an FM-3, so I’ll be going down on a tourista. Les has gotten all her paperwork together to take to the consulate here in Dallas to get an FM-3, so we can move our furniture down south. We’ve held off until now because there’s a 30day limit between the time she gets the FM-3 in Dallas, and when she has to register it in Mexico. Getting it at the 1st of October means it will be good all through the month.

We thought at first that getting an FM-3 required jumping through all sorts of hoops (and we heard lots of complaints about how mexicans get to come here without any paperwork. the truth is, the ones who want to come here freely do have a lot of paperwork.) but it turned out getting the paperwork together wasn’t that hard after all. A trip to the police station to get a paper saying she wasn’t a felon (i was relived to know i hadn’t just married a serial killer), a trip to the doctor to have him run some blood work and say she was healthy, a trip to the bank to get a letter certifying she had regular SS income. It really didn’t add up to that much time.

Gilbert and the Kitten
Sep 15th, 2009 by David

Many of you have read our posts about Gilbert, our fabulous Cockatiel. We’re going to be really sad leaving him behind, he’s such a funny and fascinating little bird. Read Les’ post ‘You cannot fly like an Eagle with the wings of a Wren.’

Gilbert entrances even the local kittens

Gilbert entrances the local kittens

But we’re not the only ones who are attracted, fascinated, and ultimately entranced by him.

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