Yep, we are really doing it. Now's your chance to have genuine Saratica pre-owned excellent crap. You might never get this chance again. Actually, knowing me, you probably will. Anyhoo, here's this round's Great Stuff:
• 2006 Kymco Xciting 500 maxi-scooter $2000 OBO by Saturday 28 August Electric blue with matching top box. Less than 1300 miles on it. New rear shocks and battery. Lots of storage, automatic transmission. Runs like new. Smooth and powerful. Lightweight. Dr. Pulley sliders for city gearing. Will cruise all day at 100km/hr. Includes two helmets.
Hal drives this everywhere. It is so cheap to run, it's practically free. He will buy one in the states as soon as he gets there. For double this price. Oddly, scooters are twice as much in the states.
• Furnished House for Rent $950 Escazú LAST CHANCE!!! (about 2 minutes up the hill from Country Day School), 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,000sf, 180 degree view of the central valley, very quiet area, convenient to everything. Large fenced yards front and back, 2 car garage, very secure home with ADT monitored alarm system.
Comfortably furnished, including all appliances (side-by-side fridge with water and ice in door, glass stove top, washer, dryer), kitchen stuff (fully outfitted: dishes, silverware, cookware, rice cooker, microwave, etc.), sheets, towels, two TVs, modems, UPS', everything.
Home features two living rooms, huge bedrooms, master is large enough to include an office area and a sitting area, big walk-in closets and built in storage areas, large laundry room, large "mud room" as you come in from garage. One of the bedrooms has a bath ensuite and separate from the rest of the house, perfect for guests.
Rent is $950/month plus utilities. Utilities run about $350/month for electric, water, cable tv, gardener and hi-speed internet (Amnet), landline phone. There is also a Vonage modem and phones which we will leave if you want to use. You'll get your own line, but that is easy to do.
Our maid will stay on if you like. She is very honest, reliable and a good worker. Works 2 days a week, costs $250/month (including her social security).
We've lived here four years, no trouble, great house, great landlord. Both we and the landlord are easily reachable when you have any questions.
Re. the furnishings: There is an additional small out of the way room we will fill with the stuff we are not taking back right now. We are leaving our furniture in exchange for being able to keep that room to use as storage. Our dream is to return to Costa Rica one day in the not too distant future. If you would like to buy our furnishings / kitchen stuff / appliances / bedding, etc. for $4,500 and be done with us, that is ok, too!
Pictures here from just before we moved in. New pictures coming soon!
• Yamaha Electric Piano $500 SOLD $500 Clavinova 220 with bench, owner's manual, box of sheet music and instructional books.
*Git=Get, Jir=Your, Rat Cheer=Right Here. This is actually no-by-God-kidding how we talk in KY.