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The Dividing Wall (of Hostility) Damn, how hard is it to build a wall? The first phase of my remodeling and construction project has begun…

León, Nicaragua, Las Peñitas

The Dark Side of Moving Abroad After deciding to move to León, Nicaragua, I was overwhelmed with excitement. In all that excitement, I didn’t give enough weight to how others felt about my move abroad. I had tried to work my future plans into conversation, hoping to slowly acclimate them to the idea of moving. After things started rolling, I became more aware of how others felt. I think that they still… Read More

Prepping for the Move I am still in the excited stage of moving abroad. I am now just waiting for the final paperwork on the house to get certified. Once complete, I will sign the contract with the construction engineer.

The Legal Documents This part of my search was the most frustrating. The state of legal affairs with all the properties I was interested in, were a mess. Problems kept adding up. On two occasions, I thought about calling it quits for while. I thought perhaps it would be better to take a break and try again in a few months. But instead, I did some yoga, focused on my breathing, and had… Read More

kitchen, outdoor, Leon, Nicaragua, buy a house, real estate, doors

The Search I spent nearly four months looking for the right house in Nicaragua. Most of my time was spent searching in Léon. I settled on León because it reminded me of the university town that I called home for over twenty years.

Junk in the Garage

I never realized how much stuff I had until I decided to move to Nicaragua. I had moved before, but this was different. In the past, I just packed my stuff and loaded it into a truck and unloaded it across town. This was the perfect time to minimize, declutter, and dejunk my house and my life for the move abroad. Most of my things would be useless, or least very uncomfortable in… Read More