—Vida y tiempo—
When I started Residencias Los Jardines, I started writing a weekly news letter —determined to tell all the good, bad, and the ugly. I knew some readers would be interested in the construction process. I expected others might be interested in the lifestyle of two people who had decided to live outside the box. For others, the adventures of lita, the parrot and the cat took on an entertainment saga all its own.
Residencias Los Jardines is finished. We periodically have resales and rental availability. Some readers may be interested in this information.
More and more, the content will be dominated by events of our new project, "El Dorado" for short. While the future is always uncertain, I again aim to tell it like it happens —the good, the bad, and the ugly, and that is what follows.
In an effort to make the format more interesting and visually appealing and to field inquiries re. El Dorado, the news letter is now being distributed by Jan Kozak, Marketing Manager, Hacienda El Dorado. I will remain the author.
Brian C. Timmons, Author
Residencias Los Jardines/Hacienda El Dorado - Developer
YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THE COMPLETE VERSION ONLINE AT https://www.eldoradocostarica.
July 18, 2009
Arias’s Effort to End Honduras Stalemate Resumes in Costa Rica
July 18 (Bloomberg) -- Representatives of deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and acting leader Roberto Micheletti will meet today in a bid to end a political stalemate, even as both sides show few signs they’re willing to ease their demands.
July 18, 2009
Costa Rica Now With 11 Deaths From AH1N1 Flu Virus
(Inside Costa Rica) The number of deaths from the AH1N1 flu virus in Costa Rica has now reached a total of 11, continuing the one death per day average of this week.
July 18, 2009
Costa Rica to christen Cowboys Stadium
(The Tico Times) It's difficult to discern what's more exciting for the Costa Rican national soccer team this weekend. Is it playing in the quarterfinals of an international tournament, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, or that they will be a part of the first-ever sporting event to be played in the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas?
Weather: This week has seen the mini-summer normal for this time of year. We've have virtually no rain and have had to begin irrigating.
Dim Sum: Last Sunday we went to Don Wang's for dim sum.....a treat we use to enjoy in Toronto but had not tried here--for reasons I don't now understand. It was good, very good, with only one dish--the spring rolls--not meeting our expectations. We'll go again. Driving in downtown San Jose is normally something which I avoid--even though I know my way around--but on mid-day Sundays, it's not bad.
Time Out Tavern: It's open serving food and drink and has virtually the same wait staff. It is not 100% finished--they are waiting on a number more TVs and some seating booths. The fish and chips and all other dinners ordered Friday night by 8 people were good.Comment: This is one of the slowest weeks I've ever had in CR. There doesn't even seem to be much let along much of interest on the CR blogs I monitor. The Internet is slow but there's nothing new about that nor anything we can do about it. The normal equipment failures, repairs, gardening adjustments, etc. My back side has once again found the hammock and they are becoming well acquainted.