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Time ticks on…!

I realized I have not written in a few weeks, and I keep racking my brain trying to come up with a subject. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot going on!

We’re really in the throws of winter now, and I find myself wishing I had a dryer more days than not. There’s a house at the end of our street that has a tiny lake in the front yard every time it rains, which has been happening more and more. It’s more common now for the days to be overcast, and the ‘sunny all morning’ statements usually don’t hold. I always tell people it’s so funny to me that Panama and Costa Rica are so close, but the weather is so different. In Perez Zeledon it would be sunny all morning, and rain for a few hours in the afternoon very consistently. Here some days it rains and is overcast all day, and then a four day stretch without a drop.

We are still in the process of buying the house, which I hope will be resolved soon. Everything has become a process, and everything is dragging on a lot longer than I would have liked. I had thought that moving the money from Canada would be what might be a blocker, but in the end doing the wire transfers was a relatively smooth process. Instead, we seem to be having issues with communications between all the parties. Originally, I had wanted to purchase the house inside a corporation as well, and that was also a delay. I had been told it would take a few days to open – but a few days became a week, and in the I gave up. Nobody seemed to think it really provided enough value for the fees regardless.

Other than that, I am still waiting for my residency documents from Canada. I had thought that the legalization process would be faster, but we’re coming up on a month now, and I still haven’t received my documents. I am definitely a bit stressed out about that (and a hundred other things), so I am trying to keep it in the back of my mind for the moment.

I’m trying to focus on the list of things we’ll need to get done for the house. Painting, fumigating, buying curtains…fun stuff like that!

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