The Story of Boo

2 sept 2007 To call my mother a "pet lover" would be putting it SOOOO mildly. If she could, she'd bring home every stray. Every hungry perro: old, young, one-legged, smart, dumb, hairy, not. Every single one. She'd knock me right out of the way to...

Vacation Eyes

15 july 2007 In my morning meditation book, the lesson today is about practicing what the author calls The Vacation Principle. She writes, "When you're a tourist, the place you are is the most important place there is. … Everything is fascinating."...

Friends To Dinner

14 jan 2007 We lived in Key West 30 years and never had as many visitors as we've had here in one year! Hal's mom came to visit within two weeks of our being here. The Eymanns and the Adams came for a week last summer. Then the week just before Christmas, Don...

Hizami

28 april 2007 Around '94, Hal had business requiring several trips to Miami. When Mo asked where was Daddy going, Hal answered, "I'm going to Miami." One morning, Mo told me, "Daddy went to Hizami." At three years old, that logic is cute....

El Profesor de Español. Among other things.

9 oct 2007 Eduardo is our Spanish teacher. He comes to our house three mornings a week for two hours at a time. (Ok: $300/month.) We sit, we chat y nosotros aprendemos [no-SEW-troce ah-prin-DAY-moce, we learn]. Hal met him when he took a class in book-binding. Jorge...

Bring Me Yer Unwashed

11 nov 2006 When I first saw these washers in the stores here in Costa Rica, I didn't think much of them. They were flimsy looking and odd. Like the really ancient ones in the states. Yesterday, they replaced our washer. It is FANTASTIC. I am completely ga-ga over...

Whatever You Do…

DON'T buy a Stupidsung, er, Samsung washing machine. I was happy with it three years ago when we bought it. That was then: before it needed a repairman. Last Monday night, a belt broke. At least we think it's a belt – it won't spin. Bright and early...