Who Needs Grass?

Over at Yo-Yo in Paradise, Tica Teri has a great photo on her blog this morning. A beautiful flat green space with a lone bull. Apparently next to a pig farm. These days, big green spaces, even ones next to smelly pig farms, are good for one thing and one thing only:...

U.S. Real Estate in a Nutshell

Chris is moving to Costa Rica as soon as her house sells. Her writings on the trials and tribulations of selling a house are HYSTERICAL. Like today. And the posting before that. The Thoreau quote is so right on! She is funny in the face of a daunting task and makes me...

It Ain’t Brain Surgery

Becoming a real estate salesperson is NOT like becoming a brain surgeon. Being a brain surgeon requires skill and knowledge. Several years of schooling and experience. Money and/or the credit worthiness to go deeply into debt. I'm thinking it must require an...

Cozy Efficiency

In my other life, my previous life, before blogging and Costa Rica, I was a real estate broker. I guess technically I’m still a real estate broker, but I’m now in recovery. I still work with some of my property management customers in Key West, helping...

My Brilliant Career in Español

So we are at the new school, St. Cecilia’s, signing up the boys. The clerk asks me what I do for a living (“Qué es sue profesión?”) I tell her I am a housewife because I can’t say sand sculpturess in Spanish. She types in “HOG”...

My Brilliant Career

Rumor has it, we’ve retired. “Retiring” means choosing to quit your job and moving to another country… I guess we sorta did that. But it implies doing that without the need to ever work again. Uh, we didn’t do that. We aren’t...