Monthly Archives: October 2011

Our help

No, I don’t mean The Help, the best-selling book, I mean our help — the wonderful people we have found to help us with so many things in the years we’ve lived here. Maybe “our helpers” is a better term.  … Continue reading

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Good while it lasted

Well, we woke up this morning to see the coast again, and the Nicoyan Peninsula beyond. Not to say that it wasn’t still cloudy, but the clouds were “up in the sky” where they belong, not down here 20 meters … Continue reading

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Soggy Sunday

It’s raining.  It’s been raining.  For days and days on end. It does this in October, pretty much every year in some form or fashion. Usually for up to a couple of weeks straight. Last year was one of the … Continue reading

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A different type of expectation

I wrote recently about the value in expats getting accurate information so that they can mold their expectations appropriately about what living in Costa Rica might be like.  I truly think there’s another type of “expectation” that is quite interesting … Continue reading

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New pages you’ll want to see

Okay, maybe you won’t care, in which case you can just hit “delete” and this email will magically go away.  A “real” posting — the pithy and poignant kind — is coming along in another couple of days. But in … Continue reading

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Expectations

I was musing today on the wide range of possible expectations that we might have when we move to a foreign place and how that ultimately impacts on how much one does (or doesn’t) end up settling happily into Costa … Continue reading

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Year round spring

That’s the most commonly used descriptor for the weather in Costa Rica — year round spring — and it’s a pretty good one.  It’s one of the things we will very much miss here — the temperature. We were lucky. … Continue reading

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Lightning!

Here’s another thing — as many are — that goes on both the “we’ll miss” and “we won’t miss” lists: lightning storms. The ones we’ll miss happen very frequently late at night, way out over the water.  They’re too far … Continue reading

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