Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Moving Update!

Just a note to let you all know what's going on right now. We think that we are ready for the packers to come on Monday. We've had to sort and sift through a lot of "stuff", deciding what we want to take with us and what we can do without. We've had to complete a detailed inventory on what we'll send with the movers; that was quite a job! We've had to get all of our paperwork done, in order to become residents of Mexico. That is taken care of except for the very last step, when we'll file the paperwork we completed at the Mexican consulate here with the proper officials in Chapala. Then we will be legal!! I have to admit that I'm quite emotional these days -- crying at the drop of a hat! It's so hard to go off and leave my kiddos here, but I know that I have to do what is best for my health. My asthma flared up again just recently and I had to go through another round of treatment. We will close on the sale of our house on Friday, April 15 and take off for Laredo after that. We'll spend the night there, cross the border on the morning of the 16th and it will take us two days to drive to Chapala. We have a place lined up to stay on Saturday night that we have been told is very nice with good food (friends just did this drive last week so we have all of their input to help make the trip easier!!) Can't wait to get there and start joining all of you in cardmaking again!

Betty

10 comments:

Olga said...

Sorry you had another flare up, hang in there girl, (tax lady) hehe, sounds like you all have evry thing in order and lined up. Just keep us posted and don't forget to send mailing address when you do settle! Hugs

Myrna said...

Betty
Good luck in this new venture of yours. Enjoy!
Hope all goes well with your health.
Myrna

The Other Patti Sue said...

The worst is almost over! You and DH will be as happy as clams when you are all settled in! Your kids will come visit a lot I'm sure!

Becky said...

God bless you Betty on this new venture..
sending hugs :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is such a huge change in your life - hey I would be bawling like a baby...but God knows best and you have the peace in knowing that all is in his hands...i'm thinking your kids will be visiting a lot (-:
Enjoy the trip down there...then the unpacking begins ...

Colleen said...

Betty,
I wish you all the best in this new venture, stay safe in your travels. Take your time in settling in we will be here :) Hugs

Sue W said...

Good to hear from you Betty and glad to hear that things are moving along well. Any move is hard but I know what you mean about leaving family....you mustn't worry though your health will be so much better for the move and you'll enjoy visits. Take care and I hope you're not overdoing things!!!

Janice M said...

Good to hear from you Betty!! Safe traveling.

CraftieConnie said...

Betty,
So nice to hear from you, and that things are finally starting to fall into place. I am glad
that you will finally reach your destination and will be relieved of your asthma attacks. I know this has probably been a difficult move to make, but will be best for all in the end. Good luck, and may all go smoothly!

Kerrie said...

Betty-Rose, so lovely to hear thing are going your way, and that dreaded asthma will soon be finished with!.... Can't wait for you to get back to blog land. I"ve left you a little something special on my blog... love kezzie rose