Have you ever considered retiring in Mexico? Have you wondered about daily living in a foreign country where you don't speak the language? What about hotels, hospitals, doctors, restaurants, banks, real estate and cultural activities? This is a diary of my daily life in Lake Chapala and other areas of Mexico. I don't speak Spanish. I am a single retired woman. I hope this blog will give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to make the move.
This morning I received an e mail from a friend saying she is moving out of here. I wonder how many other expats are going to make that same...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Storm Hits
At midnight last night the thunder storm came in and rocked this place. It woke me up with such force the casita shook. I have never witnessed such loud thunder. I had the front door opened up a crack and the light flashed through my room from the lightening. It was awe inspiring. It would have been a great night for getting up and watching it but unfortunately I don't have windows facing in the right direction. I can imagine what it must have been like out over the lake. People have told me it is spectacular with the lightening flashing behind the clouds. At times the thunder felt like it was cracking directlly over my yard. It sounded like a huge boat was breaking up and sinking in the waves but it was waves of sound instead of water. It lasted about an hour. This morning it is calm and the birds are singing, roosters are crowing as if nothing had happened last night. Maybe this time it really will be the beginning of the rainy season. We had a false start a few weeks ago.