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  1. Hi Almost There,

    I am the person who near the beginning of this thread agreed with the poster. This is based on information received from a mover, who we both know! Closely tied to ARCR. I chose not to post his name however, it was directly from the 'horses mouth'. Personal information based on facts.

    He said most of those who returned,were young and believed they could fi...

  2. Good Afternoon Annelise

    We already have our retaining wall in and paid about 117USD per sq m.

    Really just wondering if this is in line. Didn't want to give out too much info on the forum

    How is the Family doing? Look forward to seeing you when you get back here.

    Love to all

    Ellen & Kees

  3. Welcome to CR.

    Thank you for your very kind remarks. It is really appreciated. Yes, there are some members who are 'not so gentle'. Where in CR are you living? We are in the Central Valley, Grecia.

    Spent all my adult life dealing with the public, learned how to couch my words!

    Again, Thank you

  4. Please don't be offended when I ask you this.

    Are you putting a 1 before the 506? I don't know what else could be causing a problem.

    If you want to get action on an email put your membership # in the subject. I find this gives me priority service

    Hope this helps


  5. Enjoyed your blog on your art tour. Wish I had known...Maybe next time!

    With your impressive knowledge of arts & crafts, I wonder if yuou have any idea where i can get bisqueware ceramic pieces that I can decorate.I have found a number of places in Santa Ana and one each in Alajuela & Grecia. They all seem to buy them from somewhere large. Thank you. Ellen

  6. I might suggest another good read is, 'The Costa Rica Reader' History, Culture, Politics. Steven Palmer & Ivan Molina. Editors and Twisted Roots. A free inernet download: http://www.firmaspress.com/Twisted_Roots.pdf by Carlos Alberto Montaner
  7. The only addition I can offer is, when you email ARCR put your member number in the subject line. When I started this the reply was always quick. Hope this helps Ellen
  8. I believe that, even after marrying a Tica/Tico you still cannot work for 2 years. Other gentle Forum members feel free to correct me. And yes, I am also offended by this blatant misuse of the sanctity of marriage. Sorry Syd.
  9. Thank you That sounds like the information I was looking for. It is a programming situation that I couldn't seem to get a handle on. It didn't happen everytime only, when I suffered some verbal diarhea or get called away Thank you Ellen
  10. Lately, I have found that when I am replying to a topic and I post all the other items have disappeared. I know I don't type that fast and maybe Anno Domini is catching up with me but, this morning I went to respond and the darned phone rang. Posted the reply and everything else was gone. Anyone else getting a little slow or is there a way of retaining the posts until I am finished? I obviously didn't do this right. What I mean is, when I 'view new content' and respond, often by the time I return to 'view new content' it has disappeared.
  11. Suggest you get a copy of A Legal Guide to Costa Rica by Roger A. Petersen. It is available through Amazon.com. He updates this regularly.
  12. Hi JP

    Our dentist is Dr Anibal Enrique Gonzales

    I have 2 email addresses for him




    hope this helps.

    His address is: Contiguo a Mutual Alajuela Tel: 506 2494 2215

  13. Watched it last night and turned on CNN again at 5:30am WOW!!!! They just brought out the 10th miner. What a feat of not just Canada & the USA mining community but worldwide cooperation. Not just the expertise of the worlds mining community but also the technology of space travel is being used in this rescue. Just heard the story about the butterfly. Apparently, they were travelling in the direction of the collapse when they saw butterflies and they slowed down. They believe this may have saved them. May never see a butterfly the same again! It is certainly a powerful and miraculous symbol of worldwide cooperation and the steady hand the Creator....Wish we could always remember this.
  14. Remember, we don't need a snowblower! The closest we have come, is the slippery stuff that makes our cement driveway black.
  15. Hi DianaF. Wondering where in CR you are planning to settle.

    We have a house in the Central Valley NE of Grecia and 31km from Poas volcano.

    We are building a house and are not renewing our lease.Great Landlord.Ticos..Further information if you are interested.


  16. We are planning a trip into your area next week.

    Want to take our Granddaughter to Manuel Antonio to the park. What is the rain like?

    Should we do early in the morning?

  17. Born in Mississauga. Kees in Holland Lived in Sutton. Kees worked at Wellesley Hospital, Stationery Engineer.Live near Grecia since December. We have our file #.

  18. Where in Canada are you from?

  19. It had 56000miles Generally good condition. She said it wasn't an American car.It was. Bought in December, still have it. My argument is by using ARCR you get to choose your own car and it is a lot less expensive.

    I am happy with Purdy Motors and would certainly consider purchasing my next car through them. I know I would get a CR vehicle there. They import all new Toyotas into CR

  20. My complaints are not about the condition. They backed up any problems. We got a 2002 RAV4 loaded(didn't ask for loaded)Expressly asked for a car with the odometer reading in KM, not miles.

    Being Canadian we have used metric for 20plus years. If it were KMs it would not have been an American car, more likely, a car produced for the CR marketplace.

    It was over 18.000USD including a...

  21. I used Jacqui and was dissapointed. Did not get what I asked for. Wanted a car that was originally sent to CR from Japan and got one from the US. That is why I recommend, wait until you arrive,Use ARCR. I think they charge 250USD

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