Hola y bienvenido to Mexico!
How did we get here? First, (Chapter One: Neo-Victorian Life) we bought and restored an old Victorian in Oakland, CA.
Then (Chapter Two:Warriors of Aliveness) we sold that house and all our belongings to travel for an entire year.
During our year of travel, we visited the city of Mérida in the Yucatan, and decided to purchase a small home as part of our goal to live part of the year abroad and to create a new life for us. Thus begins Chapter 3 which we call 'Warriors of Aliveness: Mérida Chapter'.
Our new casa is about 50 years old with only one previous owner. It is located in the Santiago District of Mérida centro, across the street (believe it or not) from a big zoo!
We just arrived a few days ago and are taking care of all the necessities; from arranging utilities to purchasing some appliances and a bed. There is still so much to do, and a lot to learn including the language!
The pics above show how the house looked when we bought it. The following pics are from the renovation of the casa while we were traveling throughout Europe. It was quite an experience trying to make construction decisions while also being in either Poland, Spain or some other country.
The casa pretty much looked like below upon arrival.
We want to thank our project manager Maria and contractor Paulino for the excellent work and for keeping everything on budget. They are two of the best in Merida and we are grateful for their advice, guidance and diligence.
Work should be completed in a few days and then the rest is up to us to turn it into something special for us and for all who enter our house.