Like I already wrote, sad story but not a new one. Looks like I will have to store everything and find a less expensive town. I may not write much until I get settled again. Final comment. If you need a reliable, wonderful, devoted, hard working maid, please let me know. She has been doing all the work of taking care of this man for almost eight years. I don't know how I could have managed through this upheaval without her love and support. I don't know how long she will be willing to stay here with all this extra work and of course no extra pay and no benefits. Her situation is even more dire than mine. Instead of worrying and bitching like I have been doing, she is smiling and she brought me flowers and food for my birthday yesterday. Some Birthday! But I will try to use her as an example of optimism . So many Mexicans can deal with adversity better than spoiled expats like me. I would trust this maid with my life! Also her husband and son are also reliable, wonderful gardeners who need work.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Boring Old Story
This story is so common here that it hardly needs to be told. So I will just highlight some of it. Old disabled man falls in love with his young evening maid, kicks out a long term renter, me, and plans to move in this maid and her entire extended family. Rent free and most likely supporting all of them. Renter, me, is desperate to find another place to live. Not expecting to receive a 30 day notice, from his lawyer, I am frantically searching for housing at the beginning of the high season with two animals and a house full of heavy furniture from living eight years at the same place and with a bummed out knee from falling down the stairs due to this stress.