Friday, June 24, 2011

My Redecorating Results and Chico in Bed

Chico is still snoozing
 This is my living room, kitchen, bedroom
This is my office
Here are the results of all my work the past few weeks. A more comfortable place. As you can see, Chico loves the new bed. My friend bought it in Paris in the 1970s. It was an antique then. It is beautiful. And you can see that now I have an office in my second room, done in the wooden crate style. Very popular style with the poor. I bought two pretty Huichol yarn paintings that are on the top shelf.

It is great for me now that I have a huge desk and a window to look out of when I write. What more could a person want? Maybe a kitchen but I can do without that. I have a hot plate, a refrigerator, a convection oven, a slow cooker, a blender, a George Foreman Grill and many other kitchen things. Besides, the electricity is out half the time here anyway. I go out to eat. I can afford to do that since my rent is so low.

When I first came here four years ago, little casitas rented for around three hundred dollars a month. Now they go for five hundred and up. I can't see paying that kind of money for a place when I am not here half the time. So, I am making do with what I have here. Besides, Chico is my landlord's dog, not mine. If I moved, I would miss him terribly. I do anyway when I house sit. There is no place like home. I could be staying in a mansion but I am always glad to come back to my simple little casita and Chico. I feel very lucky to have found my place in the world. That isn't an easy task.

Live below your means. That is my theory for having a more secure and happy life. It is possible for me to do that in Mexico. In the States I would never be able to live below my means. I wouldn't even be able to live within my means there. I love living in Mexico for many reasons. But one of them is that I can afford it here. 


  1. !Me gusta la casita! Your apartment looks nice and cozy. Chico sure appreciates it!
    I especially like the painting on the wall by the chimenea. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    Karen in Va

  2. Thank you Karen, I bought that pretty painting from the artist for less than thirty dollars. I love it too..... Patricia