Monday, September 22, 2008

I Forgot To Mention

How could I have forgotten to mention that we just had an anniversary here. On September 18th, it was five years since we moved to this island.



Our house was not ready to move into (although it had been promised to be empty), the people living in the cabana refused to move out, even though it was stated in the contract that they would and we found ourselves having to live in a hotel downtown for a few weeks. I vividly recall lying in bed those first few days wondering what we had done. We totally gave up our life in Minnesota and moved here, lock, stock and barrel. Those first few weeks were scary, full of doubts about our decision and our first real introduction into the "manana" attitude of getting anything done.



Needless to say, we have come a long way since then!

14 comments:

K.W. Michigan said...

Congrats! five years go by really fast .. any regrets?

Theresa in Mèrida said...

Islagringo, lucky for the rest of us that you stuck around! Congratulations on your anniversary.
regards,
Theresa

Anonymous said...

Feliz aniversario amigos!
...it seems like yesterday.
-Dougie in Connecticut

Nancy said...

Congratulations! Isn't it funny how time makes those major aggravations just turn into funny stories?

Steve Cotton said...

Wayne -- Good show! And, of course, after 5 years there are never any residual doubts. Right, buddy?

Jamqueen said...

Congratulations! I know some days you wonder why you did it, but hopefully the good far outweighs the bad....
Ann

Brenda said...

Hope it's been a good 5 yrs.. Do you miss winter yet. lol.

Islaholic Trixie said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Michele in Playa said...

We are rapidly approaching our 4th anniversary. No regrets here!

heatherinparadise.com said...

Happy anniversary! It goes by fast, even though it seems like forever!

jeanie said...

What has changed the most about you as a person?

islagringo said...

thanks everybody!

Jackie said...

Gosh, if only I had done the same thing 5 years ago when I was seriously considering taking an early retirement and moving to Isla. Those were the days when I could have gotten a good deal on a house. Anyway, congrats on the anniversary and sticking it out for 5 years. Hope to hear that you have many more to come.

lisaloveloca said...

Happy belated Anniversary!! (better late than never) May you have many many more!