Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Here at Last!

On May 16 I boarded an Alaska Airline flight for my trip to PV to finally move in to my condo. On Monday I did my walk through and was pleased that there wasn't much to be changed (The microwave had been left on the counter instead of put in a cabinet and the plug needed to be moved into the cabinet--a natural mistake by the workers since I had changed the configuration of my kitchen and they were following the 'usual' configuration where it would be mounted under a cabinet).

Judith and Lee, some PV friends, came along to check the water, plugs etc (Lee is very, very knowledgable about these things). It was great to hear from Lee that all the plugs worked and that the hot and cold water faucets were on the right sides (not always the case).

Tomorrow I will check the corrections (after my Mah Jongg game) and arrange for taking possession. Hopefully my furniture will arrive before I am ready to move in.

I've set up my TV but am going to buy a HD box from Canada as the cost of the receiver here is crazy! So for now I will still be without TV until I get a receiver from Canada/eBay. Here you can share the monthly charge with 4 other people so the montly charge is pretty reasonable.

Thursday I am working on getting my wireless internet, a mattress (the one I was getting from my friend got wet and moldy) so even if my furniture doesn't arrive I will have a bed :-)

I've only been here a few days and am happy I did not buy out here in Nuevo Vallarta--it's just too far from the places I go to although it is beautiful. I had drinks with one of my neighbors and met her local friends. I've also found really helpful locals everywhere I've been. I've got a Soriana card (it's a supermarket card like Safeway has that gives you points and then you can get free stuff)so I am feeling very local already even though I am still a 'newbie'.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,

I'm following your 'travels' with this and your emails. Your new home in PV looks so comfortable and inviting - you DO do good work!

Love Karen M.