These Flip-flops are Finally Settled – For Now

9 Mar

Since the beginning of September, the Tortas have been homeless. We’ve been traveling, staying with friends, family, and living out of suitcases. Even paradise has it’s challenges.

While visiting Texas in January, we heard of the availability of a house in Bacalar. It is beautifully furnished, spacious, has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and overlooks the laguna, all for less than $500US.

The downside was no wifi, but that has been remedied. We moved in February and will bring our trailer and unpack some of our belongings this week. Although the house is completely equipped with about everything we need, our personal chachkas will make it feel more like home. The building process is taking longer than we expected and the ability to settle in our own space and relax has greatly improved our frame of mind. What blessings the universe showers.

We have been meeting with our builder and have preliminary drawings for our house. The next step is the “permisos” or permits. There is an environmental study that needs to take place among others. All will take time.

While we wait, we are ramping up our exercise program and improving our eating. Months of traveling and someone else’s kitchen have taken their toll. Once the actual construction begins, there will be lots to do, even if it’s sitting and watching paint dry.

Our New House

Our New House

From the Front Porch

From the Front Porch

Down to the Laguna

Down to the Laguna

From the Mercado

From the Mercado

Roof View

Roof View

Thought For The Day

Thought For The Day

8 Responses to “These Flip-flops are Finally Settled – For Now”

  1. brucekelley March 9, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Beautiful place you’re renting, Alex, enjoy!


    • afish25 March 9, 2014 at 11:46 am #

      Thanks Bruce. We have to pinch ourselves.


  2. LJones March 9, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    What a beautiful home for you – while yours is being built. I’m happy for you both and hope to see you soon. Our house just sold so I had to postpone my trip there…we have to out of ours by April 9. I need some lessons on living out of a suitcase! Blessings to you both.


    • afish25 March 9, 2014 at 11:48 am #

      Wow L, congratulations. Will you be moving here permanently? Good luck w that suitcase living.


  3. Kate Burgess March 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm #


    Sent from my iPad



    • afish25 March 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

      Hey Kate, thanks for stopping by.


  4. Nancy (Taylor) March 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    Alex and Lisa, that is so wonderful that you found a place! How interesting you had to come all the way to TX to find it – LOL!!!!!! I’m so happy for you guys. The house looks wonderful as do the views. Nice. Congrats.


    • afish25 March 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

      Sorry I missed you in Austin. We are having a blast. Come visit.


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