After being gone on house sitting gigs and client research trips, as well as the big party we had over the last holiday weekend where it rained and my house got trashed, I was so thankful to have my house keeper show up Friday morning and give our home a proper cleaning. Boy did it need it!
At the same time, I did three loads of laundry and got all caught up with that. By early afternoon, I felt so good about things. I really hate not being organized or tidy. I’m pretty sure I have a mild case of OCD, but normally people just tell me I’m anal. Either way, I felt like a new person.
Later that afternoon, I headed over to my chiropractor’s house for my bi-monthly appointment. We got to talking about their situation, and they were feeling frustrated because they couldn’t get a bank account open, since they didn’t bring the required two bank reference letters from the States that the Belize banks here require. They called their U.S. banks and requested them, but they would not send them; rather, they wanted them to come in and pick them up, which obviously they couldn’t do now that they live in Belize.
While I thought that was odd, since I got both of mine via email from my banks, I did have good news for them. I told them to go visit the local credit union in town. I said they really just want you to fog a mirror and you can get an account. You’ll also get an ATM card, and I believe they even have online banking available now. It’s better than keeping your money at home.
I also answered some questions they had on work permits as it relates to Permanent Residency. By the end of the appointment, they told me they should give me the visit for free. They were so grateful for my help. I told them if they had hired me prior to moving to Belize, they would have come prepared with all the proper documentation and knowledge they needed so they didn’t have to go through all of these headaches. They said they wish they’d know about me and they definitely would have done so, but they’re not really “computer people”.
The rest of the weekend was uneventful. Due to Independence Day being this Friday, it’s like someone has turned off the “business” faucet. We’re still doing a lot of online business with my research clients or folks who are booking vacation rentals through Red Roof Property Management, but the face-to-face meetings are pretty much on hold until the holiday passes. So we’re just enjoying the quiet time.
Do you consider yourself a neat freak?