We have water!

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We have water, a toilet and a shower! After about 7 days of running around and meeting local plumbers, Summer and I hired a guy named Hoche to finish roughing in all of our plumbing. He is a member of the Vargas family (the family that surrounds our house) and he also gave us the best estimate. Here

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Honey, I’m Hooommmeeee!

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I got down to Puerto Rico last Monday (5.14.07) and things have been a whirlwind. Stefan has been taking care of business, BIG TIME, and shit has been happening. We have running water, a toilet and an outside shower already!! This is huge, since I was expecting running water to be a month or two down the road.

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We (might) have water!

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After quite a few estimates, we decided to get our plumbing done by Hoche (jose) Vargas. His family owned the entire valley we live in at one time and now Summer and I are surrounded by the Vargas family. They have been very welcoming and have offered their help in every way possible. We had to run a

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Hurricane Shutters

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May, 2007

Hurricane Shutters

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Today I went over to the house to open it up and finally see the inside of it with natural light (as opposed to a flashlight). I really didn't think it was going to be that bad, but, I didn't really factor in the fact that it was my first real day of manual labor in quite a

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Excavator Scheduled

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May, 2007

Excavator Scheduled

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I met with a local plumber, excavator and carpenter at the house yesterday. The neighborhood, Rio Grande Vargas District, is very family oriented. The Vargas family owns pretty much the entire neighborhood because it used to be their grandfathers sugar cane fields. As 12 kids grew up, grandpa sectioned off pieces of the land for his children, then

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We bought a truck

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May, 2007

We bought a truck

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Finding a truck was one of my top priorities this week. Rental cars are expensive and we are just throwing away money by renting a car somewhere we are going to move. I found out about this truck before I even flew down to Puerto Rico. It was a "friend of a friend" type deal. I test drove

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Flying your pets to Puerto Rico

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Summer and I have been so busy we both absolutely forgot that we need to find someone to watch Monkey while she and her dad (Mike) come down for 7 days to check out the house. After a bunch of calls, Quinn is going to watch her for us. She is close to going into heat again and

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Flying to Close the Deal

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This has been a long year for Summer and I. It could become longer depending on how all of the details pan out in San Juan this Friday when I am scheduled to close the deal on the house. I say that because the mortgage brokers and banks have been adding all these little extra nuances on every

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Do you want to post?

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If you want to post on our blog to share your thoughts with the world, Summer and I will give you a user name and password to www.ca2pr.com.

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Just Kidding

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May, 2007

Just Kidding

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Summer and I didn't really inherit a diamond mine or any money from a long lost unlce in Africa, but we are buying and finishing construction on a house in Rincon Puerto Rico. Keep in touch, keep posting comments and don't forget to mark you calendar to come down and visit! Looking for our house on a map?

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