Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I need to apologize for getting so upset yesterday on my blog. I was just too frustrated about the things that happen down here. When I first came here, six or seven years ago, (I can't remember which) rentals were much less expensive. You could find a nice place for about five hundred dollars a month. Now you need eight hundred to a thousand a month to find the same kind of rental. So when I saw that the place by the lake had gone up a hundred dollars after a rental agent took over, I was upset. That is what has risen the price of housing so much. The rental agents.
I have another friend here who is thinking of renting out her house. Her idea was to rent it for eight hundred dollars a month. The rental agent saw it and said, No you can get eleven hundred a month for it.
So it goes. Pretty soon, it will be as expensive to live here as in some parts of the States. Maybe then it will be time for me to move on to another, less expensive town in Mexico. But in the meantime, I need to forget about the price of housing here and concentrate on my own life.
I went to the spa yesterday and had a lovely time. I was the only one in the huge swimming pool. What a treat! This is the best time of the year to go to the spa. Around Christmas time, it will be very crowded. Then I took myself out to lunch, coconut shrimp at Salvador's Restaurant. Delicious. Then I came home and read while sitting in my sunny garden. I have a good life. For NOW. Until I am forced to move and then I too will be frantically looking for affordable housing.
I lived in Santa Cruz, California for about twenty years. I saw the same things happening in that area. The prices kept skyrocketing as people discovered what a beautiful place it was to live and eventually I had to leave the area. I could no longer afford to stay there. I hated leaving my home.
Maybe that is why I got so upset yesterday about the rental market. I remembered having to leave Santa Cruz and I could see the handwriting on the wall for me here too. I apologize for getting so upset. I try not to write negative things on this blog. Sometimes I slip up and do just that. I am human, after all. Humans get mad and overreact to things. My apologies.