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Impulse buy at Pier 1: Our table  Posted on 02/16/2015
Building a four-bedroom house in the tropics took a long time. Furnishing it and finding art and decór will take a long time, too. Maybe longer. We jump-started the process by buying our former tenants’ furniture, and...
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A cook’s tour of Mérida’s housewares stores  Posted on 02/03/2015
Here’s why we wanted to live in the Centro. I wanted to be able to walk to things, and indeed, we walk to the Paseo de Montejo and Santa Ana market almost every day. If it’s early, before the heat rises, we walk to Walmart,...
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Sounds carry, but so do the breezes  Posted on 01/30/2015
We are coming to the end of week two of our three-week stay at Casa Nana, the house we’ve been building since November 2013. Friends often ask if it feels strange, after all this time ruminating about it, finally being...
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TIM: This is Mexico, reconsidered  Posted on 01/26/2015
I was rushing around this morning because I woke up slightly late and had to get ready for a contractor who was due to arrive at 8. Paul thought it was kind of adorable that I assumed the contractor would show up at 8 for an 8...
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Good morning, Casa Nana!  Posted on 01/22/2015
Finally, we took a trip to Mérida, not to visit a construction site, but to actually stay in our own finished home that we’ve been building since late 2012. Since construction, I’ve imagined what it would be like to...
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Unmasked! 2 neighbors learn about Casa Nana  Posted on 01/12/2015
Not wanting to distance ourselves from our family and neighbors up in Connecticut, we’ve been very low-key about our plans to move to Mérida. Really, it’s no one’s business, but it’s been tough to keep...
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Advice grows old quickly for the Mérida expat  Posted on 01/10/2015
A friend was looking for a handyman who was recommended to her a year or two ago. She went back to the person who suggested him to see if she had his number. “Oh, we don’t use him anymore,” she was told. He had gotten...
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Let there be dark!  Posted on 12/28/2014
It’s beat-the-clock time as we prepare to visit Casa Nana, this time as occupants. We had already bought three beds and patio furniture for the house, but nothing yet for the master bedroom in the casita on the rear of the...
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A student turns the tables on the blogger  Posted on 12/06/2014
Yesterday I was a little startled by a communications major at Universidad Modelo. She was writing a paper on foreigners involved with rebuilding houses in the historic district. She found me on Facebook and asked to...
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Visiting journalists have a way with words  Posted on 11/11/2014
It’s always interesting when a real wordsmith comes to Mérida and starts to write. I’ve always struggled to capture the city in a way that communicates what it feels like to actually be here. I’ve struggled as far...
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  • corollarn
    corollarn 05 October 2012 15:45:42

    This is one of my favorite blogs!!!

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