Just wanted to say hello to all my cancun friends. We are finally settled in and thought I would give a quick update on how we are doing. We bought our house and hired labor in the states is every bit as unreliable if not more so than in cancun. We hired a painter who called himself a bid buster instead of a guy i had previously worked with. needless to say the bid buster did a shitty job, and was way late, worked when he wanted to had no respect for us. We had our neighborhood garage sale yesterday. I was not there but, we sold a couple things and bought a couple things. I guess the neighborhood has an annual or biannual garage sale. A neighborhood nearby had one a couple weeks ago and we bought some great stuff. Gas is nearly $3.00 a gallon, food is so expensive in the grocery and fast food. We certainly don't hava a bonfil where we can buy tacos for 5 pesos.. We are happy in the u.s. but certainly miss Mexico. I think i was more tuned in with the politics while I lived in Mexico (thanks to Drew!). Drew you will enjoy the fact that the university of florida faculty just voted against giving jeb bush an honorary degree.... we have high definition t.v. which is pretty cool although we really dont watch it. no problems with phone, internet.