Monthly Archives: September 2011

The million dollar view

Okay, after yesterday’s rant about our TV reception being rained out (and feeling much better since we did not have rain last night so got to watch our Tuesday night line-up!) I thought I might jump in with one of … Continue reading

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Rained out TV programs

This is an annoyance that most decidedly goes on the “Things we won’t miss” list!  And I suppose I should be embarrassed that it happens to be one of the very first items I’m putting on that list. I mean, … Continue reading

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Health care costs and Medicare

So far I’ve talked mostly about our moving back to be near our family (very true) and our growing realization that selling our house was a necessary financial decision (also very true).  I’ve hinted that backing up those significant issues … Continue reading

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Friends

We always felt like we had a lot of very good friends in the U.S., but they were spread around the country so we only saw them occasionally.  In fact, my “best girlfriend” over the previous 20+ years didn’t even … Continue reading

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Family

It’s interesting, over the years we’ve been here we’ve occasionally heard of folks who went back — sometimes after only a few months of being here! — because of “family issues.”  We never thought that would apply to us. We … Continue reading

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Don’t you like Costa Rica? (The short version.)

It seems that that’s the first question when someone hears that you plan to leave Costa Rica, whether it’s to move on somewhere else or move back to the States (or Canada). And for lots of folks, the really truthful … Continue reading

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Why we moved to Costa Rica, the short version

It seems that we can hardly start talking about our moving back to the U.S. without taking a closer look at why we came here in the first place.   Of course — shameless plug warning! — if you read … Continue reading

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Why forever?

It’s funny, when we moved to Costa Rica, we somehow — can’t tell you how since it’s crazy! — developed the idea that we were never going back to the U.S.  Not just in the sense that we didn’t expect … Continue reading

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You’re moving back?!?

Okay, every blog has to have a “first post” so this is it.  Five years ago we moved from Maine to Costa Rica (well documented in my book Unraveling the Mysteries of Moving to Costa Rica) and overall we’ve loved … Continue reading

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