Monthly Archives: March 2016

I’ve made a decision

I’ve been back in San Felipe for a while now and I’ve been mulling over my options and I’ve decided to sell this house and move on to Lake Chapala. Talked with a real estate agent this morning and will sign the contract today.

I have lived here for over four years and it has been fun. It is time for this Gypsy to fold up her tent and move to somewhere else and start over again. This is the longest I’ve lived in one place, I think, in my entire life. I’ve enjoyed my garden and the building of the house very much and the neighbors and friends have been wonderful, but it is time to move on.

I don’t know where the restless spirit comes from I guess moving every couple of years growing up and then being in the military/government service and being moved whether your ready to or not has gotten ingrained in my brain. I’ll be a little sad to leave my little house here in San Felipe this place is special.

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My little house

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The veranda

 

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A rainy cold day

A storm moved in and the temperature dropped then the rain started. I thought what a good opportunity to take the bus to Chapala and walk around in the cold and rain, thinking it was only going to be a sprinkle or two. It turned out to be a gully washer of a rain. I found several places to take refuge from the rain one was a coffee shop that roasts its own beans and has lovely cheese cakes. I found that crossing the streets to be a challenge as the water was getting deeper as the rain continued and it seemed that the normal crosswalks were flooded. One has to watch out for cars splashing water and water running off of the roofs and awnings. I had a hard time taking pictures and dodging the rain. I found the American Legion Post and had lunch there. I met a few people who also braved the wet for lunch and found out some information about living in Chapala. Here are the rainy day photos of Chapala.

Last night I went to a Japanese restaurant with the Hosts of the Guest House and another guest the food was delicious and it is within walking distance of the house.

 

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Flowers everywhere and Spring just started

The colors of the flowers in Ajijic are amazing and they are grown, it seems, everywhere. The mountains behind the village as the locals like to call Ajijic are still brown. Soon the rainy season will start and the sides of the mountains will turn green and as each plant comes into season there will be bright splotches of color. For now we must do with the color of flowers in the gardens in the homes here. For now I’m enjoying the colors in the gardens I visit; today I’m in the garden of the B&B Angel Flores with a peek over the wall to see the neighbor’s gardens. There is a gentle breeze from the lake and soft music playing in the background accented by a rooster or two and now and then the clip-clop of horse going by ….. life is good, very good 🙂

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Photos of the Casita

This is the casita I have rented for the summer it is a one bedroom with off street parking the gates open with a clicker it is furnished and has cable TV (Shaw). The blue barrels are a roof garden where vegetables are grown during the summer and there are worm bins to help improve the soil. Behind the garden is an Artist’s studio. My landlord is an Artist and I met him while admiring his work which is excellent and he is in demand here in Ajijic. The casita is not in the village, as Ajijic residents like to call it, it is about a mile from the center of the “village”.

 

Kitchen

Kitchen

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Fireplace

Fireplace

Bedroom 2, curtain closes off closet

Bedroom 2, curtain closes off closet

Bedroom

Bedroom

Wash basin entry to bath

Wash basin entry to bath

Living room

Living room

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