Then it was off to the bank in Chapala to open a Mexican bank account. We want to avoid some of the fees that occur with constant using of the ATM from an US bank. But we'll have to go back tomorrow to finish that project, too. When you sell real estate in Mexico, you have to give them your phone bills and electric bills for the past six months. Turns out we need the most recent one (a copy) to open a bank account. We're getting the copy from our realtor.
Next to the grocery store for a few items ... but the most important things, Gary's peanuts and peanut butter, weren't there. So that will have to be another trip to a different store. I'm bringing back lots of crunchy peanut butter when I return from NOB. It's 109 pesos for a small jar of Skippy!
Finally, we did reach Enrique the painting contractor. He came over and agreed to be at the new house on August 8th to start painting. He figures it will take about a week to paint the inside. I'll have to work out the price with him. He's got a brother-in-law who does screened porches, so he's coming on August 8th, too. You'd think I could check this task off our list, but you'd be wrong. Seems he uses a different paint company than the one I got the paint colors from. So, now I have to figure out which colors will work based on this new company.
But, what else does a retired person have to do?