Monthly Archives: December 2012

Feliz A├▒o Nuevo

Happy New Year to all my followers and friends. May 2013 be the year your dreams come to fruition.Never stop dreaming. Never stop appreciating each new day for it is a gift.

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Farm Update #5-Progress!

We have progress on our building, of sorts. Yay, yay, yay!! All the materials have been purchased and we hired a man to make the blocks that will become our inner and outer walls. Media Vida, our mason, has an … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Here’s a photo of some of the family (Maritza’s part) making a toast on Christmas Eve. The whole family would never fit in one photo. Living in this large house are 19 adults and 9 children. That’s not including Roberto … Continue reading

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Farm Update #4

Well, it turns out the building cost differences were because the first estimate was for a smaller dwelling (6 x7 meters) and we want to build something that’s 8 x 8 meters. So even though we’re not happy about the … Continue reading

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Farm Update #3

Roberto’s cousin, Jose Raul, called the other day with updated figures for┬áconstruction that were higher than the previous ones by about 2 million pesos ($1,100) and included the labor for the mason to basically put up four walls. Roberto was … Continue reading

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What I Would Never Change about Cartagena

Music, music, music! Everywhere music–on buses, in taxis, in stores, blasting from bars and outdoor hole-in-the-wall tiendas. I love to hear the music of Cartagena–be it vallenatos, salsa, or champetas. It makes me feel alive and in the moment. I … Continue reading

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Farm Update 2

I realized that I better start numbering my farm updates if I want to use that title more than once. OK, the latest is that we have all the figures for the cost of building a small house. It comes … Continue reading

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