Category Archives: Things we won’t miss

Contrast brings appreciation

Okay, yes, I’m aware it’s been over 2 months since my last post, and I’m sorry about that.  Interestingly, once you start “blogging” you start seeing your world through the eyes of “that would make an interesting blog post.” And … Continue reading

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Good food, stage 1

When we first moved to Costa Rica in 2006, we didn’t mind the food.  In fact, we had the idea (although that turned out to largely be a gross misunderstanding) that in a “simpler” country, the food would also be … Continue reading

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11 from 2011

Oh, I know, “numbered lists” are very popular. And somehow the change from one year to the next seems to bring out the need even more strongly to make lists. So, here I am.  Especially with such big changes on … Continue reading

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Errand day

Yep, now that David is no longer at death’s door, and we have our car back at least for small trips, it was time to deal with a few errands.  Sounds simple enough right? Let’s backtrack just a hair to … Continue reading

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Car Adventures

Or should that be car mis-adventures?!? The other day, David was driving our friends’ car, and managed to inadvertently and unknowingly (are those two different?) park in a loading zone somewhere in downtown San Ramon while doing errands.  As a … 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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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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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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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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