“Bats frighten me. It's time my enemies share my dread.” That was Bruce Wayne's answer to Alfred's question why he had chosen the bat as his symbol to fight crime. Well, I do not dread bats. I am rather fond of them. That is fortunate because I have my own private bat cave in the house. There are two utility alcoves at the front of my house. Both host bats, but the one on the east side of the house seems to offer what bats want most in a resting place. That is all it is. A resting place. They show up only in the night. Drinking from my pool and snatching dinner from the clouds of mosquitoes that plague this part of Barra de Navidad. They then hang out together during the night in that alcove. By the morning, they are gone. I have no idea where their home is, but I do know a lot of them permanently reside in a cave north of Melaque. Perhaps that is their voting address. That was true until last week. On Wednesday, Dora was in the process of retrieving
Published by mexpatriate at November 08, 2020 11:03 am.mexpatriate → Español →
As a thrifty retiree, I’m always looking for opportunities to save money, especially on big ticket items like electronics and...
Published by Two Expats Mexico at November 08, 2020 9:50 am.Two Expats Mexico → Español →
Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Eleven Former Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell, November 1911 Feigning jealousy, Sammie Belle rises from her chair. Papa, I am heading to the kitchen to help Mama, Fannie and Maydelle with dinner. Calling on me obviously is not why Clarence is here. He and John Bowman, along with Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Twelve
Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 08, 2020 9:40 am.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →
For me, Thanksgiving Day is about family, giving thanks and honoring indigenous people. And food, lots of food! Last year we enjoyed a wonderful meal delivered from RubyJoy's, described at Our Thanksgiving Meal. She has the full Thanksgiving works including turkey, and she also offers full vegan...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 08, 2020 4:33 am.San Miguel FAQ → Español →
First off, I am not an American citizen, but my life and well-being have been negatively impacted by the Trump presidency. Many Americans do not realise that the USA’s policies on everything affect the whole world. So this is why so many of us non-Americans have felt such a vested interest in the outcome ofContinue reading "YEAH FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN"
Published by Changes in Our Lives at November 07, 2020 11:13 am.Changes in Our Lives → Español →
**M y husband Stew**, who has a much better memory that I for dates and anniversaries, reminded me yesterday that 15 years ago, sometime during the first few days of November, we moved to Mexico from Chicago.
I do vividly remember our VW Passat station wagon, jam-packed with what we thought were essential belongings, some absurd, such as Chicago-grade winter coats, some indispensable—our two cats and midsize mutt named Pooch. Cars passing us on the highway must have thought they'd just seen a remake of the "The Beverly Hillbillies" or the "Grapes of Wrath."
Some expats claim they landed in Mexico and never looked back. Not us: Getting used to life in Mexico has been a bumpy ride, particularly the first year, and also during the last two years, during which we were mired in a nasty land dispute that sapped much of our patience and good will, along with a good chunk of money. Often, we seriously toyed with the notion of returning to the U.S.