What’s a Trapped Bird Got to Do with Retirng at Lake Chapala Ajijic. Mexico?

April 30, 2010

Well, by now I guess Spring has more than likely sprung where you live. It’s pretty much springtime all year long here at Lake Chapala Ajijic. Do, you have screens on all your windows? What a crazy question, right? Well all of my windows don’t, which usually is not a big deal (like I said it’s almost always spring like weather here) and the mosquitoes are rare now until the rains come in the summer… and then, they’re not a problem really either . I just don’t open windows at night that aren’t screened. But, sometimes that open window, without meaning to traps a local feathered friend. pretty bird We have lots of feathered friends here in Chapala Haciendas since we have so many trees and this time of the year they delight in coming for a “shower bath” in the morning when our gardener has the sprinkler on. I remember one spring day a year or so ago when one of our bird friends flew inside the house through the aforesaid open window, and panicked shortly after realizing its mistake. She flew in and up and then tried to fly out, but there was always a closed window or a window with a screen in the way. Right after the bird panicked my wife panicked. At first I couldn’t figure out how to help her or the bird. I couldn’t grab the bird and guide it in the right direction. And, of course I was powerless to explain how to tell her to escape. I couldn’t help her to understand that she was okay, that I was going to try and make it better, that I wouldn’t hurt her. The worst part was watching this poor creature make the same mistake over and over and over and over  again. I felt like saying, “It’s so easy! Just fly down to where the window is actually open.” But, of course I’m still working on Spanish let alone “bird talk”. The bird’s eyes were full of fear and I thought about the times when  I was fearful, felt trapped, and could not see a clear path of just where to go with my life. But, with the good Lord’s help, family and friends too, I managed to find my way out of the fog  and through my own open window to Lake Chapala Ajijic, Mexico. And, I’ve been blessed to help many others to see their open window, to find a way out of the fog of uncertainty, when they needed some help. Perhaps, since you’re reading this article, you may have found your own open window to a new, better, and happier retirement life. But, if you're not sure yet or have more questions let me answer them. I speak English, Lake Chapala Retirement, and a little Spanish too. So, no need to feel like my bird friend, trapped and without a hint of just where to go next. Here's where to go next: Sid@ChapalaClub.com Just let me know what you want to know about living here either full or part time…with my help and the Dream Team's help at www.ChapalaClub.com we'll help you to find your very own open window to a whole new and exciting life… right here at beautiful and affordable Lake Chapala Ajijic Mexico. Oh, here's the rest of the my story… I rapidly closed off the room, got a broom from the kitchen and  nudged my guest from one perch after another until she felt the wind in her face from the still open window and made her escape. So, let us help you to feel the wind in your face, and find your escape in the land of eternal spring, Lake Chapala – Ajijc, Mexcio. You can do it. I can help… and I promise not to nudge you with a broom. E Mail me today to Sid@ChapalaClub.com Just put “Open Window” in the subject line and you’ll get priority treatment. Very sincerely,

    P.S. Try something new. Stop beating your wings against the glass now.
  • howard

    Can I work self-employed there as a financial advisor helping folks realize their retirement goals and selling some insurance products as well? Who can you refer me to for the answer if you do not know? Thank You,

  • http://www.chapalaclub.com Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Howard, A number of North Americans who live here work on line, but to sell products or services here legally you must find a Mexican firm that will certify to Mexican immigration that they need you to work for them and that there’s not a qualified Mexican citizen to take the job.

    It’s expensive but you could create a Mexican corporation and then as the owner of the corporation hire yourself. You would be certifying that there was not a Mexican national who coul do the job you wanted to hire yourself for. Local lawyers can help you do this.

    Those professions that need some form of certification like doctors or lawyers must meet the same qualifications plus what ever licensing requirements they need (as if they were Mexican citizens)

    We already have a couple of expats in your line of work here… or at least we did have. Not heard of them lately. There are several who let it be know that they do USA income tax prep.

    Hope this helps. Take a look at http://www.Ajijiclaw.com. Their site may have more information or if you e mail them they can probably help.

    Siempre tu amigo, Sid

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