Monday, May 31, 2010

A new member of the family... Bienvenidos Darren.

We've been busy little bees this past month.... and after our Semana Santa visit to the States, we were right back in San Diego two weeks later for my baby sis' wedding. She was beautiful and new Hubby is a wonderful person and the perfect addition to our family. It was a gorgeous ceremony and we were all really excited to be apart of it.....minus hubby, of course.

But then again, he did make a late night appearance!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Quick update....

Here are some new tattoos that i've been working on!  :) Lemme know what'cha think! 

Problems with power?

Thank god it wasn't the electrician!!!

Geez. If it's not MegaCable, or Tel Mex, what could possibly go wrong?

Oh. I know.

Silly,  CFE.

There are many, MANY things that I took for granted back home, and one of them was, the good ole power company. If your power shut off, there was always an 800, if not a local emergency number that you could call, INSTANTLY make a report, and have a technician out to your home within a few hours. Here, they "offer" you that same service. Except forget to answer the phone.

After visiting the local office in the morning, filing a report, and were guaranteed that it would be serviced that day,  we returned late that evening to find again, no power. The fridge was no longer cold, but cool-ish. It was hotter than hell. And the kids.... smelled horrible.  And there we were, at 9 pm, hungry, hot and smelly.  After repeatedly calling CFE and no one answering. Kiddos and I took off for some good Oscarin's hot dogs, smothered with bacon, grilled onions, chile and whatever else you could load on that thing.... while hubby came up with a master plan.

And that's when he became a mexiCAN.

A quick stop over at Home Depot for 15 m of electrical wire and we were on our way to much needed showers and a cool airdry. Yes. My husband did something illegal. Surprised? Back home, he would have checked all the fuses and then waited patiently for the electrical company to arrive. But here? There are no guarantees. And certainly no guarantee that someone is going to come and fix the problem at now 10:00 at night. And with a somewhat pissy wife and two smelly children chirping in his ear, he hooked up the wire to the power box and jumped the fence to the neighbors (who just happened to move out the day before!) and WHOILA!!!! 

Don't get upset. It was just for the night, to cool the house and save the remnants of our food. And hose off the kids. It was all disconnected by morning, when my hubby took the time and figured out the problem himself. (CFE never showed.) I never thought that we would approve of this radical method, but hey, my neighbor was stealing my internet.

So we're even.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In case you haven't noticed....

It's hot.

Oh mi God.

This heat is becoming unbearable. Yesterday, by the house, was 99 freakin degrees outside and it doesn't seem like it's gonna stop anytime soon.

Next weekend we'll be heading to an expo in Veracruz and I'm afraid I won't survive. The heat, I will assume, will be unbearable and the humidity? who knows. Nevertheless, Cordoba here we come!

Some good news, for those of you that are interested in travelling and have, e'hem, spouses with less than ideal records...... Hubby recently applied for his passport, slightly nervous that for some odd reason, he would have complications.

Nothing!  He ended up going to the registro who sent him to a separate office nearby. He was there for about 2 hours, took his photos, filled out his app., they took his brand new (within 6 months old) birth certificate and whoila!!!  His 3 year passport will be in the mail in the next two weeks! That was it! ( i think ending cost was a little over 1000 pesos...but don't quote me on that one.)

You can find out where to get your mexican passport in your area here and how much it will be here.

I'm super excited that all of this worked out since we recently found out that hubby nailed a spot in both the London tattoo show and the Barcelona Tattoo show, this September. Even better, both shows dance around my upcoming dirty-thirty. We've been wanting to travel to ANYWHERE in Europe as long as I can remember....and that dream happened to be one of the reasons we filed petitions to rectify hubby's status in the States... and the denial that thus, resulted in our current, uh.... location. It's supposed to be one of the most amazing shows out there and we're really excited to take part in it. We'll be hanging out with some amazing and inspiring people and have the opportunity to backpack wherever our journey happens to take us.

But until then, we're gonna have to budget ourselves.

It was great to have some good news after another crappy attempt at moving our sex shop to a better location. We got all the way to contract/deposit/designing proposed changes to a building that seriously needed improvement... only to meet the owner at the very last minute. Ugh! Not only did he talk down to us, but shot down every one of our proposed changes/additions. We modified and kept trying to make the transaction and only to be shot down repeatedly. He didn't want to change his crappy building and apparently, thought that his generic dirty building was reminiscint of the 50-60s era. Institutionalized windows and cracky paint aren't a style, man) Sooooo.... we're still on the hunt for a new local.


Other than that..... it's really f'in hot.

and all I seem to want is a really cold beer.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New beginnings.....

I'm a no longer a blogger-junky.

In fact, it scares me.

and Facebook has become my best friend.

Blogger has so many compromisos..... deadlines....stress......

to much sh*t that has happened to pack into one blog.....

So we'll just pretend that the last month didn't happen and start anew.

Let's get back into the swing of things, bitches!!!

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I've been living in Mexico now for about a two years with my hubby and 2 kids. Not exactly by choice, but we're here nonetheless. Luckily, I live with quite a few of the accomodations that i was used to in the states. In spite of those convienences, we also have a water tank with asbestos, outdated electricity, massive amounts of dust, caterpillars that burn your skin, and thousands of windshield washers on every street corner. My kiddos and I are learning to speak spanish and adjust to life away from our family and friends in the States.


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