Renewable Energy in Puerto Rico

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Warning - Utilities in Puerto Rico are expensive! Every year Puerto Rico produces 20.92 billion kWh of electricity and we use it all! It's crazy, power bills are way more expensive than the bills we got in California before we moved here and the average income in Puerto Rico is $16,300 a year with a 12% unemployment rate.

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Living It Up In Rincon

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It has been a great past couple of weeks. Work has been really busy for both Summer and I. The surf has been mediocre after an insane couple of months and Summer and I have fallen into a great schedule with Sydney. The schedule thing is VERY important. It gives both Summer and I time to do things

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Looking Down On Us – Cool Picture

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We have all kinds of pictures of the house through different stages of construction, but they all focus on the house. More than ever, Summer and I are learning that a house is just a house, it becomes a home over the years you live there, customize things, learn your neighborhood and work the dirt. Sydney and I

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The Gym is DONE!

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I can hardly believe it, but the gym in our house is finally done! While we were in San Diego in Sept/October, we had the ceilings put in downstairs so when we got home, I started working on the gym since I am anxious to get back into shape after being pregnant and it sure it nice to

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Around the House Stuff

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I spent most of my youth in South Jersey, but remember living in Vermont as a kid. I was too young to have chores, but I remember my dad and I picking up wood for our fire place in our old Volkswagon bus and also taking our trash to the dump. We lived about 15 minutes into the

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Let There Be…PRIVACY!

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Remember back in February of last year, when we finally found and ordered our awesome mahogany interiors doors? Well, after a year of Stefan calling the door store and being told that the doors arn't all in yet or to call back when someone spoke English or that some of the doors we ordered will never be coming

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Star Players – Landscaping Games 2008

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I didn't realize, and I'm sure most first time home buyers and Do It Youselfers don't realize how much coin it actually takes to build a house; kitchen cabinets, tile, grout, skilled labor, treated wood, finishing wood, counter tops, appliances, wiring, lighting, fans, floors, locks, driveways, furniture...... Summer and I are managing the expensive work little by little

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A New Perspective | Looking Down

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Jerry and I have been doing some rock work around the house (more on that later) and some other work so we have been hanging out quite a bit. Last week, we took a break to walk up and check out some property that may be going on the market in the next couple of weeks. I am

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18ft Ceilings are Great!

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Having 18 foot ceiling in our house is great...until the light bulbs all burn out! Then we have to buy a $300 ladder in order to change a $0.50 light bulb. True story. Haha.

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