Thursday, October 06, 2011

Living on the cheap in Mexico

This is where my neighbors live. You might say: 'well they have an RV' but it's very small for two people. Especially during the rainy season when the whole yard is mud. Truck is broken with no money to fix and had to use a tractor to move the RV in. Next door is a little out building where they cook to keep the heat out of the trailer.

Things are looking up now since we haven't had rain for almost two weeks and it's drying out ... but it's still hot as hell and humid.

No these neighbors are not Mexican ... but a 50 something American woman and her 20 year old kid.

Tough way to go but they seem to keep spirits up pretty well


Tia said...

Hey Sparks...the way things have been going NOB...I think I am not too far behind them. I think I see some space there by the umbrella.

Calypso said...

Looks pretty nice actually - compared to many of the wooden shack, dirt floor, living accommodations we see in our Hood. And we lived in our 9.5 truck-bed Lance camper for a few years. Still felt like we were living large in Mexico ;-)

sparks_mex said...

I took the fotos because it actually looks pretty good. About three weeks ago when it was all mud it was pretty depressing

Steve Cotton said...

And I will bet it is muddy after last night's deluge.

sparks_mex said...

She lives in lower Pinal Villa and if there's rain it's always soggy

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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