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Thursday July 5, 2018
Yesterday was just a fog, thinking about the new house, etc.
Maybe this is a day I should have just stayed in bed. 22 years ago I lost my first wife to cancer. It is so hard to believe that so much has happened since then.
I got word from my Facilitator in Cuenca that Claro wants us to wait around another 10 days to confirm the cancellation of my plan. Uggghhh...
I got a bill from my Internet company charging me another month…. Uggghhhh…. That was all supposed to be handled before I left…..
My realtor and lawyer still have not sent me my sale documents which will allow me to withdraw some of the proceeds that i just sent to Colombia.. Uggghhh...
My phone has lost wi-fi connection, one foot from the router, with signal strength “excellent”… Figure that one out. In trying to reboot the router, etc, etc, now I have lost my NetTalk connection. Ugggghhhh…
My bro-in-law is awaiting news from his lawyer that they can help with my Visa application but has not been contacted as promised. Uggghhh….
I spent many hours looking online at vehicles for sale here. While they are a little cheaper than Ecuador overall, it will be interesting to see what we end up with.
I really don’t have the temperament to put up with the multiple idiosyncrasies of Latin America..............
We took a chance and went to Andalucia to allay the doubts I had about the house and to put in an offer if everything looked OK.....
First I had Miguel drive the car into the front parking area, which we can't call a garage, because it is not a separate room.... I had thought that it was a lot tighter fit so was happy to see that there was more space than I anticipated, and less hindrances for other things.
I was also happy to find that the house has a water reservoir for emergencies and outside lighting for the back yard. And it has passive upward ventilation to remove heat from the house. All kinds of little pluses.
I tried to negotiate for some of the furniture as well but that didn't fly. Anyway, we haggled a little with the affable owner and settled at 156,500,000 pesos or $54,381 USD at today's prices, for a magnificent house around 2,000 sq ft with a yard around 4,000 sq ft. We will sign papers on Monday and have possession in about a month.
I liked my previous house, which was built very impressively, but I am over-the-moon at some of the touches in the new place, which is a private bungalow with a huge yard, just like we wanted.
I hope you enjoy the pictures (some repeats). That was the day’s excitement.
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|Great kitchen with double sink|
|The yard is humungous, with high protective walls.|
|We won't run out of mango juice|
|Oodles of room for the dogs to run|
|I have plans for this big covered patio..|
|The front looks very far away|
|Lots of elbow room in the Master bedroom|
|Vehicle space, electric door opener|
|Miguel's car fits, no problem|
|It doesn't block the bedroom/office|
|This is a 1/4 of the house view|
|Checking the kitchen out again|