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"Oasis Del Mar" has a nice ring to it...

Well, here is the good news...getting things done in a Latin country at Christmas is work of art...everyone is either getting money or sending it at all the banks, and the government offices are in a Christmas spirit, but they are overwhelmed with work that must be completed before the end of the year...so here comes Bob with papers in hand, and the most rudimentary grasp on the Spanish language...there are separate offices and banks that accept money for services and taxes, and there are long lines at both...and since I have no idea where the offices are located, it is a real challenge to take the steps in the proper order.  But, the upshot is, that we own the house...it's all ours...and now all we have to do is make it habitable...

 

The previous owners lived way out of this area, and never used the place much and allowed all maintenance to slide, but they made the mistake of allowing us to move in before we closed escrow...(Hedges Realty never did that!!!)...and viola!  we discovered a few items that worked on the day we viewed the property initially, but that were just kind of propped up for the showing, if you know what I mean...So...we got the price hammered down a little more...and for you curious folk--it was below six figures...

 

Rox and I depart for Salinas tomorrow with a humongous list of little and big stuff to buy, and we will be met by our contractor in a truck to haul all the junk back.  We love the new "Ecuador is on Time" theme sponsored by our new president...the guys come to work exactly at 8:00 am, work all day and don't stop 'till 5:00 (except that they worked 'till 6:00 tonite....)

 

The kitchen that we are building upstairs is taking shape and will save a lot of steps over the years compared to having one downstairs...

 

To update the last entry about the beds arriving...they were here when we arrived with all our stuff from Manta...and they were in the house and all set up...so that made our day...

 

Spent the first night here last night and slept like babes...the ocean is like a tranquilizer...plus no dogs barking or discos playing music.

 

It feels pretty great right now...sleep well at night--but party in Montanita when we want to...

 

We have named the place Oasis Del Mar, and that will soon be part of our official address...along with "across from the hospital" in expanol, of course...

 

so...there you have it...it is cocktail time and we must watch the sunset over the waves...

Posted on Thu, December 20, 2007 at 04:48PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

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