Thursday, March 12, 2009

We finally left Akumal on Sunday, I took a lot of pictures out front while waiting for Mimi to find her truck keys. Heh! They were in the door.

I liked this pile of old coral and rock waiting to be used for a wall or a path. I picked through it and rescued a few pieces to bring over to Merida as door stops.

We have endless doors over here and if a breeze picks up they can all slam in a chorus. Scares the bejeebies out of me and the dogs. I usually use big conch shells as door stops but I didn't have enough of them.

A few last pics for now of the Caribbean water. The range of colors is amazing.

I'm poking around here, trying to get more organized, trying to figure out what I really need vs what I'd like to have.

I've decided I do really need a couple more chairs and tables for the living room. I figured that out when I found myself hunched over an ottoman trying to use my laptop because I'd moved the love seat out to the terrace.

I also really need some kind of desk in the office. What I'd like is a long rectory type table, haven't found one so far. Some drawers in there would be nice as well, we have a lot of cabinets and book shelves but stuff like pens and tape and all that other detritus that accumulates needs to have a place.

I keep flashing back to all that stuff we got rid of when we sold the big house in Marin. I don't want all that back, I just get panicked that I will accumulate it all again. I keep repeating "don't need it, don't need it" to myself when I see something cool and shiny. I am so easily attracted to the cool and shiny, it's irritating to have to think of myself as a magpie.

I was taken with a picture our friend Whitney took when he and Jan were in Akumal, so I stole his idea. This is our first and last view of our place there.

More soon on life in Mérida, for now I'm walking in circles trying to figure out where to start.


Blogger Robin said...

Hi Jonna,
Hey, are you still renting out the Akumal condo? We are coming in the fall/winter this year... looking at maybe around El Dia de los Muertos but I still need to check weather ect for that... might not be until Jan.
Anyway... if you are still renting it out could I get info on who to contact, pricing etc. pretty please?
This is all just prelim planning but...
Thanks a bunch!
cokelush at gmail

3:37 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

We are both on the move. I know what you mean about accumulating. I am trying to minimize -- and then I see a Hobie kayak I just HAVE to have. We will never learn. In 6 short weeks I should be ensconced in Mexico. Thanks for the encouragement. Jiggs will appreciate all the tips you passed on for his benefit.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Tom and Debi said...

Get the desk and chair - your back, neck, and shoulders will thank you for the rest of your dayz!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Waywestsg said...

Jonna - Love the pixs...thanks. The coral and ocean views make me want to be there NOW!

We never stop walking in circles and you know, the beauty of circles is......there is no starting/ending point, so jump off wherever...we're hoping to hook with you guys in April ..hope that you'll be around. Cheers Sherry

10:20 PM  
Blogger Jonna said...

Robin, we haven't been renting the condo because we had so much stuff stored there. Now though, we've cleaned it out and we would be able to rent it. Send me an email.

WayWest, I'll be in Merida for sure in April, Mimi will be back and forth between Merida and Akumal. I too hope we can get together this time.

Steve, I'm glad you and Jiggs are ready to head south, I would buy the kayak too!

Tom and Debi, yeah you are right. I'm off to Marbol with Henry next week.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Bennie said...

WOW - That last picture was fantastic. I'd say that was a great borrowed idea.

I'm quite a pack rat too. It's hard not to collect up a lot of unnecessary things in life. Good for you for keeping it in check. I'm not that good at it. I need to have a huge garage sale and just move to Mexico huh?

4:30 AM  
Blogger Calypso said...

Don't even get me started -you did - on being a pack rat. We have tons of stuff in New Mexico we have to go visit every year ;-(

Great photos Amiga!

7:29 AM  
Blogger On Mexican Time said...

Yes, again - GREAT photos!!! I never get sick of the beautiful colours, or my time spent at the beach!

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

I love the framed photo. It looks like something I would line up to take a picture of. The colors of the water in the first photo are just stunning.

1:21 PM  

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