—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.
DISTRIBUTION METHOD CHANGE: We used to use Yahoo mail but the lists got too long and Yahoo dropped names for reasons we couldn't understand. We went o Google mail and that had is problems as well. We then went to a Google Group system where people had to enlist; some people were intimidated by this and / or it didn't seem to work for them. For a while, we ran two parallel systems but gave that after several months. We are now going to a different method...a non-website affiliated company which says it will distribute the newsletter and where I can update the address easily. We'll see.
Brian C. Timmons, Author
Residencias Los Jardines/Hacienda El Dorado - Developer
YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THE COMPLETE VERSION ONLINE AT:
June 12, 2010
Autopistas Says They Will Keep To Same Work Schedule
Although he is not happy about it, Crisitan Sandoval, the general manager of Autopistas del Sol is accepting the order to shut down the 11 kilometres of the San José - Caldera between Atenas and Orotina, saying the concessionaire will not vary from its program of "intervention" and the existing work schedule.
June 11, 2010
3G Internet Down For Hours On Thursday
If you couldn't connect with your 3G, either by cell phone or data card, you were not alone as the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) system was down between noon and 3pm on Thursday.
June 10, 2010
41% Would Switch From ICE
When competition in cellular service hits Costa Rica, would you switch from ICE? According to a poll by Unimer between October and November 2009, 41% of those polled said yes.
June 10, 2010
Internet In Costa Rica To Be 100 Times Faster
Get ready for lightning speed internet service in the coming year as the Radiográfica Costarricense (RACSA) retools, investing some us$360 million dollars in infrastructure that will increase connection speed up to 100 times that of today.
June 09, 2010
GE Considering Selling Stake In BAC
General Electric (GE) announced on Tuesday that it would be selling its 75% stake in BAC-Credomatic, which owns among other financial institutions in the region, BAC San José.
June 09, 2010
High Cost of Phones Cools Off Costa Ricans On 3G
The sale of 3G cellular lines in Costa Rica has not gone the same way as in the past, where within weeks the majority and months the total of all new lines issued were bought like the proverbial pancakes.
June 08, 2010
Flexible Work and Business Hours Expected During World Cup
As of this Friday many businesses in Costa Rica, including large companies like McFlorida Ice & Farm (Cerverceria de Costa Rica), Grupo Nación, Procter & Gamble, EPA, Intel, McDonalds, etc, will be allowing their employees to enjoy, at least a number if not all, the games of the World Cup.
June 08, 2010
More Expropriation Is Answer To Improving The San José - Caldera
The answer to the continuing problems of falling rocks and mudslides is the expropriation of more lands adjacent to the San José - Caldera, that will end up costing taxpayers and additional us$1.3 million dollars.
June 07, 2010
Costa Rica Scores Good and Bad In The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010
Costa Rica has the embarrassing position of being placed in 128th position of the 133 nations included in the The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010 in respect of available services for cellular lines according to the number of inhabitants.