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OK! OK! OK! Here's the Scoop!

We said in the last entry that we were on our way to a new adventure--However, your emails speculate much grander things than we actually plan to do...

We are not traveling on, we are not opening a vineyard, restaurant, hostel, or writing a book--it is a little more tame than that...

It is sort of like "Back to the Future"

We love it here in Ecuador, and frankly, had never planned on making another visit to the US--but...

With the Death Spiral of Real Estate in the US, we have to return to get three "ranchettes" that we still own, fixed up, spiffed up, and into a sales escrow in the next five weeks. 

We leave this week, and have given ourselves five weeks to swoop into Grants Pass, Oregon, where we will mow acres of high grass, paint buildings, repair roofs, chimneys, sidewalks, decks, and gutters.  We also plan to renew interiors by painting all surfaces, repairing all fixtures, etc, steam cleaning all carpets and drapes.

We intend to mount a massive marketing effort to get the "investors" who wish to steal the property to not believe that the property is "too much work".

We have been told by ex-pats, who have visited that US recently,  that after four years away, we are in for a real "sticker shock", and all that that means.

We will use the blog to chronicle our progress, and our impressions as we do everything we can to sell out all of our property.  We figure that there is only this summer to get it done.

We will be taking Coquita in the cabin with us on two flights out and two back.  We will let you all know of any new rules about "puppies".  Hopefully, we are prepared.

So...wish us luck folks--even though we have been doing this since 1969, it feels like a whole new ball game, and we need all the support we can get...

Thanks in advance, and keep reading!!!



Posted on Mon, June 20, 2011 at 02:33PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

Thanks for the email Bob, we did let our imaginations run wild.
We do wish you a safe and successful trip.

Looking forward to the photos.
Take care,
Shelagh and Peter

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

Got my fingers and eyes crossed for good luck on your Vende venture! Take care of yourselves, don't over do it, and hopefully get some help with all that work!

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Kimbler

Do you need Tom and I to house sit for you in Ecuador? :)

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCandace

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