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  1. They have boxes available. What they don't have is the keys! When we got ours 3 years ago, they told me to come back in 2 weeks for the key. At the time we were only here on vacation, so I objected. Funny how a key miraculously appeared then and there. But you don't really need a box to get mail. You can have your mail addressed to you in care of the correos in Cobano. It's just that when you do it that way, you won't know when a package has arrived for you. Even if your phone number is listed on the package, they don't always call you. We have friends who do it this way, but they only have stuff sent that is trackable so they can track when it has arrived at the post office. But since you have a friend with a box, yes, you can use her box number.
  2. While I don't like the new format, I rarely comment on there anymore because I find the discussions to be not very interesting. There are also too many political rantings, in my humble opinion.
  3. The only problems we had were with the tractor trailer driver. He got lost and couldn't find us, which was easily rectified. Then he didn't have a seal for the trailer, and then he left without giving us the paperwork. But we caught up with him and got the papers. He had told us he was semi-retired, but both my husband and I agreed that he should have been completely retired! It all worked out in the end. When our stuff was ready to be delivered to our house here, we weren't ready. The house wasn't finished. So, Charlie kept everything in his warehouse at no charge for about 10 extra days. And we were very happy with the delivery guys on this end.
  4. We lived outside of Philadelphia. His contact in FL had the container delivered to our storage units. We had to hire local movers to load the truck. Then the driver drove our stuff to Newark where it was loaded onto a ship.
  5. We used Charlie to ship a 40 foot container here. We were very pleased with his services. Everything arrived intact. Nothing was broken or missing. Should we ever move back to the States, we wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
  6. My hubby said to just enjoy the monkeys and hummingbirds to get my mind off of things. I am so embarrassed at the results, but here's hoping he does well. There's nothing we can do about it. So sad.
  7. I agree with you, Eleanor. People say they will leave, but once they look into it, they won't. There's too much involved with an international move.
  8. We had our house built last year on the Nicoya peninsula. Our builder lives on the peninsula, but he mainly builds in the San Jose area.
  9. Our friend down the street has an all wood house. Last year when her daughter was here, they were sitting at the table when it started to rain termites on their heads. I was there a couple of days after that, and the termites were still falling. Yuck!
  10. Hmmm, our attorney said the opposite. She said you have to dissolve an unwanted corporation yourself, that it will not just go away.
  11. Durphym, This is in response to your question about a P.O. Box. I am unable to respond to your original post. I don't understand why you don't just open a PO box at the Cobano post office. I realize this is a trip from Montezuma, but if you're like me, you won't get too much mail anyway. I only check my box every 1 or 2 weeks. It is fast and easy to obtain a box. You have to show them your passport and give them the money. I forget what it costs to get a box. It's a little more expensive the first time around. Then when it's time to renew a year later, it's a tad bit cheaper.
  12. They should be standing. At least that's what was written on the box. We kept our original box for our move here.
  13. This is probably not what you want to hear, but here goes. Years ago we bought an unlocked Nokia phone for here. It worked fine for phone calls but wasn't that great for emails or texts. It was ok and did its job since all we wanted it for at the time was phone calls. Six months ago my husband started using it while I was using my IPhone. He hated the Nokia, so when we went back to the U.S. for 10 days, he insisted on buying himself an IPhone. He absolutely loves it, and I love my Iphone. His is a 6; mine is a 4. We are not Zombies and do not walk around the streets staring at our phone. That would be suicidal, especially in this country! But having said that, I know plenty of people who have and like Nokias. But I've never asked them if they text, email, and use Whatsapp on their phones. My hubby has that particular app on his phone and loves it. I do not have it. He uses it all the time to contact his friends. I'm sure someone else on this forum can tell you what's so great about it because I just don't know. By the way, my first cell phone was the candy bar style. I absolutely loved it. All I ever used it for was calling. The same goes for my next phone, which was a flip phone. The IPhone is my third phone, and it took forever to get me to text on it. Yes, I did it kicking and screaming 'cause I consider myself a dinosaur. But once I discovered its many functions - did you know you can actually send a video message on it? - I was hooked! (But I'm still not a zombie!! )
  14. I thought I saw on the Embassy website a place where you can make an appointment for passport renewal, but now I can't find it. Was I just dreaming this up?? Or do you have to call for your appointment? I realize it varies, but on average how long does it take to get an appointment?
  15. That's a good question. CAN you pay your utilities directly using a credit card? We haven't been here that long, but everyone I know pays via their bank account. I've also seen the sign at stores that say you can pay there.