Today will be my first chance to connect to the internet since I arrived
here in Costa Rica. these are the posts I’ve been typing on my phone.
Morning is here! I’m typing this on my cell phone. We traveled all day
yesterday. Got here last night. The OI Girls Parents live up in the
mountains overlooking a city that starts with an “A” nearer to the
airport than San Jose. Last night was beautiful, the way the city
I got up at 5 and went out and tried to get some decent pics but I
don’t know if they came out.
Also, the stars are way up high and I’ve already seen stars I’ve never
seen before! (I’ve been south but wasn’t interested in the sky then)
I’ll see if I can send this now!
Nope can’t connect. This will sit in my outbox till I can. Its 18Feb06 615AM
19 Feb 06 today we came to the beach. It was a real adventure. Two
four wheel drives, through rough roads, streams and gravel paths. The
last half was off road. I am about 10 miles north of cabo blanco. It
took about 4 hours to get here from Alajuela. the beach is very remote.
Yesterday we visited relatives and went to a museum type place called
20Feb06 last night i got text messages from my dogsitter. Ditto bit
her dog. This morning my neighbor is going to pick Ditto up.
Here I have very intermittent phone coverage. My ready light flashes
red red green green green red green red red red…..
I’m awake. Went to bed early. Awake early. Yesterday we tried to get
to Cabo Blanco but didn’t get all the way because it is a park that
was closed Mon & Tue. We went to Montezuma and had lunch there. It is
a great backpacker town and good beaches and very blue water. After
lunch we hiked back to this waterfall and had a swim. That water was
cold, no one would argue. Then we came back and saw the sun set from
the sea. Then had a light dinner of sashimi and vegetables.
OI Girls stepfather, is going back today. I think we are planning on
going back to Alajuela Thursday
22Feb06 4:58 PM
this morning we came back from the beach. it was great! we took a
ferry across instead of the bridge (donated by the Taiwanese govt)
Then we just hung out at her parents house, played with the dogs and
watched some TV. Also every meal has been fantastic.
23 Feb 06 4:33 am
I anticipate internet access today. We’re going into town and doing
some shopping. Sorry I haven’t been posting more. I am having a great
time but miss reading everybodys blogs.
I am typing this on my phone, then I’ll transfer it to my computer,
then hopefully email it.
I hope everyone is doing well.
We’re on our way! computers packed. I had to buy a new suitcase and the
I’m sittimg on the front porch typing this. This is what most of my posts
will look like while I’m gone, That’s IF my phone works in Costa Rica. I
just got done mopping and the floor is all wet. Today will be a very busy
day. First, I have a lot to do at work. Then I have to go to the bank, buy
OI Girls birthday present, buy dogfood for when the dog goes to the
sitters. (they have a little girl dog and I’m afraid my dog’ll like it
better there than here). After work I gave to go to the airport and pick up
the OI Girl. Also I hope to remember everything I’ve forgotten before I
leave. I stayed up past midnight last night and got up a little after 5.
I’ll be tired later I bet..
I feel like I’m in a hurry!
I’ve had this blank window open for quite a while and can’t think of a thing to post. Nothing worth posting, anyway.
I guess all the ants are gone, it was kind of weird. I found what looked like the beginnings of a colony inside the toilet tank. I washed them away, now it seems all the ants are dead. There’s dead ants everywhere, all over the floor, on the counters (I already cleaned it up, goes without saying) and all along the trail they were using. It seems like they just died at once and fell where they were. Freeky.
I’ve officialy started packing for Costa Rica. I put one pair of pants in my suitcase. That’s it for today, wouldn’t want to strain myself or anything. Also I loaded the Costa Rica maps in a little GPS I have.
That’s it, the entire contents of my brain in a couple paragraghs. There isn’t anything else in here. here.. here… here….
Except an echo
It looks like I’ll make it through another week. I’m working Sunday for a while though, but one week from today, The OI Girl and I depart for Costa Rica! I am pretty excited. I have to pack, I plan on fitting it all in one carry-on bag.
we had another cold front move through yesterday. This morning was clear and cold. The Sun’ll warm things up though.I hope it stays sunny!
I was talking to a friend last night and he was telling me that he just got his house payed off and just had his first paycheck in over 15 years without a mortgage payment or rent coming out of it. Now his wife wants a divorce. He and his wife have never gotten along since I’ve known him. She apparently waited till the house was payed off for some reason. I’m glad I’m divorced. My ex wanted a pre nuptuial aggreement. She had money from a house she owned and I had (still have) a house that’s rented out. Then the whole time we were married, she spent more than I was making, and was constantly complaining about not having money, and trying to get me to sell the house. Did I mention that she had to have a couple facials and massages every week? Her engagement ring costed $9000 and she complained it wasn’t $10000. I literally went 6 months without even buying a Coke because of her outrageous spending. And I was soo stressed..
Anyway, talking to my friend made me realize how lucky I am. All my problems are minute by comparison. My problems are big things like “I wanna go diving!” “It’s cloudy and I wanna go to the beach!” “I have to work this weekend”
I’m really lucky. Now I hope I haven’t jinxed myself.
Remember I posted that one of the reasons I knew spring was coming because I had ants? They’ve been getting worse and worse. Last night I noticed a few in the bathroom, this morning was a whole stream. I found they were apparently planning on building a nest in the toilet tank. I annihilated them. Now it’s war. All ants must die. I am posting it here, official notice: all ants out by the time I get home tonight or die!
I feel a lot better than I did yesterday. I think the new dentist will be OK. And he fixed both fillings.
This morning for the dawg walk there was some big clouds with clear in between, so maybe I’ll make it for a beach lunch today.
Thanks for all the comments yesterday too.