Monday, August 4, 2008

Settling in and making friends


Well, we have started to settle in step by step. It is a little overwhelming.........I just sold most of my things in Canada and packed up all my belongings and now am starting to furnish a house all over again. Here is a photo of the house. We are slowly buying the things we need each day. I suggested to Arturo that we make a list and try to cross off a few things each day. He thought that was pretty funny. Our goal today is to buy a bed and try to get our phone and internet hooked up. I don´t think I can continue sleeping on the small individual mattress on the floor much longer!

Last night, we were sitting outside having a beer. The neighbor´s little girls were very curious about Jackson and wanted to come over. Apparently, beagles are very rare here. They kept asking if he would bite them. I assured them that it was fine to come say hello. Four young girls came over and presented themselves from youngest to oldest all in a straight line. They were so adorable! They introduced themselves....the oldest was 8 years old. I brought out the ball for them to play with Jackson and they did this for the next hour. They had a blast and Jackson was in heaven. They were amazed at his fetching abilities. The one girl said that her dog was not as good as Jackson. When I asked her why, she said that her dog was a mixed breed and therefore could not do things like fetch. We explained that her dog could easily do that, she just had to teach him, mixed breed or not. The oldest girl then looked at me strangely and asked in Spanish, "why are you drinking a beer?" I then responded that it was because I like beer very much and wanted a cold drink. I was a little confused and asked Arturo why she would ask me that. He explained that Mexican woman here rarely drink alcohol, especially beer. I am still laughing about that today! So much for blending in!!!!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! on your move. I spent a month there 15yrs ago now thinking I must return. Love your house. Would love to see pics of your neighborhood. I am very happy for you...

Corrinne, Seattle,Wa.

BoBo and Miko said...

Cute house!! Can't wait to see the inside. Glad to hear Jackson is settling in okay. Miss you!!

Laniecat said...

Ha ha ha.... Oh dear!!!! Well, looks like you will just have to have Chntelinis on the roof! (and just hope that the roof doesnt have the same fate as our back deck - No Kirov to get drunk this time. Ha ha ha)

American Mommy in Mexico said...

House looks great.

Interesting about the beer - did not know that ...

Steve Cotton said...

There are some fascinating stories where Mexican women have banded together to remove a bar, pool hall, or brothel from the village -- if the men were indulging in their vices too much. Marianism is not an absolute in Mexico, but it has a very strong strain.