Monthly Archives: November 2011

Traditions Part 2

Okay, what follows the Thanksgiving tradition most closely?  Duh… The Christmas Tree tradition, of course!  This year, perhaps following in my general sloth around not doing the big Thanksgiving party, I was slightly lobbying for putting up a smaller tree.  … Continue reading

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Traditions

Well, at this time of the year, is there any tradition more… well, traditional, than Thanksgiving?!? This is, of course, a uniquely north American holiday and, as such, has no official place here in Costa Rica.  But, possibly because it’s … Continue reading

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Systems

Yes, systems. You know… utilities, documents, official papers, those kinds of things. Today I spent about 10 minutes on the phone (on our Vonage line, using our internet service to call the states) and set up our gas and electric … Continue reading

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Computer troubles and successes!

Computer issues here in Costa Rica present a “mixed bag” of things we’ll miss and not.  Today was definitely a day that fit into the “things we’ll miss” category! We spent $160 and got back not one but two repaired … Continue reading

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Sunsets from Costa Rica to Salt Lake City

Okay — there’s no question, we’ll miss the spectacular, mind-boggling sunsets that we’ve experienced here in Costa Rica.  Throughout our life together we’ve sought out homes that would have a sunset view, but I can say that none (to date) … Continue reading

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Fall Back

That is, unless you’re in Costa Rica!  You know, spring forward, fall back… the daylight savings time mantra.  What many folks don’t realize is that Costa Rica is in the Central Time Zone, EXCEPT it does not follow daylight savings … Continue reading

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Woof-woof, cost of vet care

First, I just need to apologize to one and all for my complete disappearance the past 10 days.  We left shortly after my last posting to fly to Salt Lake City for a quick “hit” of grandbaby time plus a … Continue reading

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