Decision to Move to Mexico

From There to Here

The decision to move to Mexico was a process that spanned a number of years. In 2010, we took early retirement at age 55 and moved to our cottage in Muskoka. This had always been the plan, but the financial crisis brought it on early. Living on the lake was great… the summer. However, it would start to snow and the lake would freeze in November and it wouldn’t thaw until April.

For several years, we went to Cambodia for a month in January with the Rotary Club to distribute bicycles to rural children so they could get to school. That was a much-needed break, however, eventually, I had to acknowledge I had been deluding myself. I was sick and tired of being cold! I told my wife I wasn’t willing to spend a third of the rest of my life in a climate I couldn’t stand.

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