As The World Turns – Bacalar

16 Nov

Being of a certain age, I recall my mother avidly attached to her “stories”. Daytime television was where our boring lives were spiced-up vicariously by Days of Our Lives, The Young And Restless, General Hospital and of course, As The World Turns. Glamorous, wealthy and seductive characters had affairs, met mysterious strangers who turned out to be their long lost sibling, and were sometimes kidnapped or even murdered. In their defense, the soaps lead the way, introducing scandalous topics such as single parenthood, mental illness, interracial marriage and gay relationships long before they were dinner table conversations.

Saturday afternoon waiting for the storm at La Playita.

Saturday afternoon waiting for the storm at La Playita.

While there haven’t been any adulterous liaisons in Bacalar this past week, there certainly has been the opportunity for drama. On Thursday, we received notice that we have one month to vacate our beautiful and comfortable house. It was unexpected and briefly sent us into a tailspin. We have to pack, it’s high season in Bacalar, where will we go, what if, what if, blah, blah, blah.

Sunrise photo of the week.

Sunrise photo of the week.

Spoiler alert, we’re fine, we’ve alredy begun looking at accomodations and have some lovely options. Yes, it’s inconvenient to move, but we’ve been blessed with this lovely house for ten months. Besides, we’re the queens of packing. Bacalar feels more like home today and we continue to make progress, albeit at a snail’s pace, on our house project. Also this week, I got my residency card for two more years, Home Depot opened in Chetumal and it’s raining! No soap opera for us, the blessings keep flowing!

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Yesterday I got to meet one of our blog followers Carmen from Los Angeles and her mom Carmita from Cozumel, passing through Bacalar. What fun!

Beating the rain at La Playita.

Beating the rain at La Playita.

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8 Responses to “As The World Turns – Bacalar”

  1. emilievardaman November 16, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    Moving! Not really your plan, but yes, patience. And – I think you should capitalize. You deserve it. You’re the Queens of Packing.

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    • afish25 November 16, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      You’re too sweet. Some skills one doesn’t want to get that good at.

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  2. jaime November 16, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Love the periodic updates, it’s always refreshing and exciting all at the same time… and the beautiful scenery…well.. what else is there to say…keep up the good work ladies…

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    • afish25 November 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

      Thanks Jaime, how’s retirement going?

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  3. Jack Scott November 17, 2014 at 4:15 am #

    A year into our Turkish adventure, our landlord gave us notice to quit. It was a bit a shock. But as one door closed, another one opened. I’m sure it will for you too 🙂

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    • afish25 November 17, 2014 at 5:54 am #

      So true Jack. The key is to not take it personally. Thanks for stopping by for a visit w the Tortas.

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  4. LJones November 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Oh boy – any way we can help? Hopefully a lovely place on the water awaits…Bob here, would love to see you again xo

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    • afish25 November 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

      We have the physical labor of moving some things to the property. Call if you need a workout. We are blessed in many ways.

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