We’re Moving The Garden

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Summer and I started Garden 2.0 back in July of 2008. If you check out the pictures, you'll see that we built a raised planter with rocks and back filled it with a mixture of dirt from the driveway and top soil. Below the soil we brought in is mostly rock. Not much dirt to speak of. We

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Art Show May 1st in Rincon

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The Uncharted Studio in downtown Rincon (right down the street from us!) is having an art show on May 1st with art and photography from many local artists. It's sure to be a good time with tons of beautiful art to look at, and maybe bring home.

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Puerto Rico Employee Filing Information for Employers

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Regarding Fondo report, this is a workmen insurance provided by the PR government that each employers must have. In the beginning the employer should visit or call the nearest office of the State Insurance Fund Corporation (Corporación del Fondo, in Spanish), fill an application in which among other related business information you should estimate the salaries of your

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Jose de Diego Day in Puerto Rico

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Today is Jose de Diego day in Puerto Rico. My day started off busy in the office and talking to Luis about some kitchen cabinet work he is finishing up. Around 12:30 I started calling the Departmento de Hacienda to try to get information on getting my employees covered by workers compensation...which is another story in itself. Anywho,

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OMG! A Pineapple!!!

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I was taking a little stroll around the property and happen to walk by the pineapple plants we planted, and...well, LOOK!! Hay un pina!! Yay! I'm so excited about this! Every time we eat a pineapple, we have been planting the tops around the property in hopes of growing our own pineapples. I used to obsessively check the

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Accidental Papaya is Producing

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When we first moved into the house, there wasn't any type of vegetation in our front yard. Check out this post from August of 2007, it shows our Rincon PR property completely baron. No plants in the front yard, just dirt and rocks. In the past 6 months we have been slowly getting fruit from the trees we

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The Master Bathroom is DONE!

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I never thought I'd see the day, but the master bathroom is done! The master bathroom jacuzzi tub & vanities: The master bathroom "His" side: The master bathroom "Hers" side: We bought the jacuzzi tub well over a year ago and have proceeded to move it around our little construction mess for this long, so it's nice to

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Puerto Rico Telephone Internet and Phone Service

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For the past 2 months, our high speed internet has been spotty. When it was working, it was fast, but it was constantly going down and kicking us offline. It doesn't sound like that big of a deal, but when we are in the middle of uploading important files to our servers for work, and we get kicked

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