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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Leaving DF Reply with quote

Well, the time has come to get out of DF. Some of you know that we have been (slowly) building a house in a small town in Zacatecas, and as it gets near the end it is just easier to be there rather than trying to do it for here. So in a few weeks we will be totally moved into the house we are renting for a year while we get everything finished. IŽd love to have a DF gathering before I leave. I will probably still be here a couple of months a year, for the time being we will be keeping the apartments here, and not renting them. I have loads of ESL books and tapes that I am not taking, and would love to share the goodies with anyone who wants them as well. Target date to move in Jan 10th, so hopefully there will be a date bfore then that works!
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, we're having a big BBQ on the 12th, two days late....

What do you think about a date on Saturday the 5th?

Aside: why aren't you renting the apartments here? Are they plan Bs?
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Isla Guapa



Joined: 19 Apr 2010
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Location: Mexico City o sea La Gran Manzana Mexicana

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I had no idea you'd be leaving us, and so soon. I hope you'll continue to post at Dave's, so you can let us know how the big move is going. Good luck with everything and I hope to see you before you go.
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope they have good internet connection in provincia! Wink
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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy Courchesne wrote:
Hmm, we're having a big BBQ on the 12th, two days late....

What do you think about a date on Saturday the 5th?

Aside: why aren't you renting the apartments here? Are they plan Bs?


We had a bad experience renting one of the apartments in the past. Long story short, it took a year to get her out - and no rent, no light bills paid, nothing - the whole year. They are kind of plan B, we are going to leave one of them bare bones furnished so we have a place to stay when we want to come and visit, but I donŽt think weŽll be returning here to live.

Isla, yeah, things got moved up a bit, but a lot of things just fell into place sooner than we thought. January 5th will be great, pick a time and place.

Phil, yeah, internet was a concern, but I am moving into another job with OE that doesnŽt demand the same level of internet speed or stability that the position I have now does, but I did work last week in Zacatecas with no problems at all.
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DebMer



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Leaving DF Reply with quote

Wow! Big changes ahead! It sounds like you're more than ready and moving into an ideal situation. How exciting! I'm glad to hear OE is still a good fit for you, too.


BadBeagleBad wrote:
Well, the time has come to get out of DF. Some of you know that we have been (slowly) building a house in a small town in Zacatecas, and as it gets near the end it is just easier to be there rather than trying to do it for here. So in a few weeks we will be totally moved into the house we are renting for a year while we get everything finished. IŽd love to have a DF gathering before I leave. I will probably still be here a couple of months a year, for the time being we will be keeping the apartments here, and not renting them. I have loads of ESL books and tapes that I am not taking, and would love to share the goodies with anyone who wants them as well. Target date to move in Jan 10th, so hopefully there will be a date bfore then that works!
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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: Leaving DF Reply with quote

[quote="DebMer"]Wow! Big changes ahead! It sounds like you're more than ready and moving into an ideal situation. How exciting! I'm glad to hear OE is still a good fit for you, too.


It is! I am moving into my third postion in less than two years, and have close to doubled what I earn in that same time frame! We are pretty much always hiring, so let me know if you decide to apply so I can give you some pointers!
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DebMer



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Leaving DF Reply with quote

[quote="BadBeagleBad"]
DebMer wrote:
Wow! Big changes ahead! It sounds like you're more than ready and moving into an ideal situation. How exciting! I'm glad to hear OE is still a good fit for you, too.


It is! I am moving into my third postion in less than two years, and have close to doubled what I earn in that same time frame! We are pretty much always hiring, so let me know if you decide to apply so I can give you some pointers!


Thanks! It's always at the back of my mind. I'm looking at masters programs right now, and it's possible I'll need to shift my work schedule around to maximize study time, so OE has been at the back of my mind as a possibility.

So what features are you and your husband putting into your new house? I daydream about building one day. If I had my "druthers," I'd put a lovely Spanish Colonial style home on 4 or 5 acres. My little fantasy. LOL
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Isla Guapa



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is OE?
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isla Guapa wrote:
What is OE?


The best English institute in the world - Open English Very Happy
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Isla Guapa



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil_K wrote:
Isla Guapa wrote:
What is OE?


The best English institute in the world - Open English Very Happy


Thanks, Phil. Why is it the best?
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isla Guapa wrote:
Phil_K wrote:
Isla Guapa wrote:
What is OE?


The best English institute in the world - Open English Very Happy


Thanks, Phil. Why is it the best?


Because the teacher dress code can include pajamas and 5 day stubble! Wink
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isla Guapa wrote:
Phil_K wrote:
Isla Guapa wrote:
What is OE?


The best English institute in the world - Open English Very Happy


Thanks, Phil. Why is it the best?


For the reasons BBB states above, and how far I have come in just 8 months. Busy at the moment (working for OE Very Happy ) but maybe I'll send you a PM later.
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Isla Guapa



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy Courchesne wrote:
Isla Guapa wrote:
Phil_K wrote:
Isla Guapa wrote:
What is OE?


The best English institute in the world - Open English Very Happy


Thanks, Phil. Why is it the best?


Because the teacher dress code can include pajamas and 5 day stubble! Wink


Sounds good, though I don't have much trouble with stubble, except on my legs!
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Isla Guapa



Joined: 19 Apr 2010
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Location: Mexico City o sea La Gran Manzana Mexicana

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil_K wrote:
Isla Guapa wrote:
Phil_K wrote:
Isla Guapa wrote:
What is OE?


The best English institute in the world - Open English Very Happy


Thanks, Phil. Why is it the best?


For the reasons BBB states above, and how far I have come in just 8 months. Busy at the moment (working for OE Very Happy ) but maybe I'll send you a PM later.


Thanks, Phil.
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