In an attempt to adopt the local ways and also save some dinero, we are slowly getting into drinking tap water. Both Jeff and I have had a series of the Twinrix treatment and I had a booster before moving to Costa Rica as it is only good for 20 years.
Since our arrival in Tamarindo on Saturday we have been most graciously driven around by one of our landlords, Mark Brown, to purchase a wide range of necessities – with five huge suitcases we still managed to leave a few things behind. In the last two days we have managed to pick up housewares, a desk and a printer, some groceries and a sweet bike for me and a tick collar and dog food for Maya at a local veterinary clinic. And today we both got SIM cards for our iPhones and Costa Rican phone numbers.
I think that after Jeff’s desk and two office chairs arrive from San Jose tomorrow, picked up by Joost, our other landlord from Hidden Coast Realty. We can comfortably say that pretty much all of our needs have been met in the first four days!! Without the assistance of Mark & Joost, and having no vehicle to help us get around, this process could have easily taken weeks. We are extremely grateful for both Mark and Joost’s help.
The only thing left on our list now is a bike for Jeff, I think he is jealous of all of the fun that I am having on mine 😜!!
April was a trying month of wrapping up loose ends; Maya’s four vet appointments, three doctors appointments for both Jeff and I, Jeff’s launch of his brand new website www.otherorange.com and a year end in April for the company that I work for, Gateway Tubulars Ltd.
This past month has also, more importantly, been full of calls and visits over home-cooked meals and dinners out with our amazing family and friends.
Well, reality is really setting in today….our pet carrier came by with a travel kennel for Maya’s transport to Costa Rica. We hired Boomerang Pet Carrier to take care of all of the details involved with our schnoodle’s move to Central America with my husband and I. We will have scheduled immunizations for her as well as getting her acclimatized with her new short term home while Karen Shiel takes care of the legal requirements and paper work.