Yesterday Nige had to get an early start with our newly arrived Wealth Ships/Red Roof Property Management client. As often happens with our two businesses, clients will start working with me on the expat consulting side, and then if they are moving to Cayo, end up using our service to help them find a rental.
They also sometimes like to just hire us on an hourly basis to show them around town, get them set up with certain services, like a cell phone, utilities, furniture, shopping, etc. Whatever they need, we can help their assimilation here be much, much smoother.
What’s really fun is when we run into them six months later, loving life and we can laugh about some of their challenges when they first arrived. Just know if you move to Belize (or any foreign country for that matter)– you are going to have challenges – it’s inevitable. But if you keep a positive attitude and try to find someone who can be your mentor and/or guide, it will help your learning curve immensely!
While Nige attended to that, I had my monthly Cayo Women’s Group meeting to go to, this month at the Rolson’s Hotel and Mexican Cantina. As I’ve mentioned before, this is one of my favorite spots in Cayo. Great views, wonderful food, and lovely waitresses who give attentive service.
As usual, the normal cast of characters was there, and a few more newcomers as well, which is always nice to see. We also had an interloper amongst us, my friend, Marcus, who runs the Cayo Scoop. He had been in Benque covering a women’s art exhibit in honor of Women’s History Month, and thought he’d stop by and cover our event too. Who knew we were so newsworthy? In any case, we decided we’d let him stay and hang out, even though he was a man!!
After lunch, I had to run by the client’s business who we had the listing appointment with on Tuesday and drop off our Property Management Agreement for his review. Very rarely does a business transaction with a Belizean take place rapidly. They like to look things over at their own pace, so you just have to respect that and let them do so.
Then I headed back home to continue working on adding all of our rental inventory to our new website. We are literally days away from going live. I’m so excited, I can’t stand it!
One thing I did notice while I was out and about driving today was that all of the voting paraphernalia from last week is still plastered everywhere. I wonder how long it will be before they take it all down? It kind of reminds me of Christmas when people leave their decorations, and especially their lights, out for months afterwards. I have a feeling that could be the case here too!
Do you take your Christmas lights down every year, or just leave them up to save yourself some work?