I’m working on a glue up that will have over 1000 pieces of teak wood, and be about 98% green.i just became full owner of a small saw mill, i need to set it up for what my need in wood are.that’s wood is teak. some white and brown mix...
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Location: Costa Rica
I retired about 12 years ago from Phoenix AZ to Costa Rica, I built houses in the US for forty years with some off times when there was no sell.
The last ten of the forty I did some rehab and learned a few things. My dry walls not that bad.
I live here in a house\compound that a crew of eight Costa Rica's built for me. It took us a year to do the Livable part with all the changes I made. It more then doubled in size. And another year to do the finish, we were finished with the finish, for most parts six years ago.
I think It has a million dollar view and a very nice place to live and very safe. My little piece of paradise.
Come and see me some time, when the weather is really bad where you live. It’s always good here.
I have three rooms for others to use when they come down for a visit or to stay. A 1000sf terrace that has a million dollar view and you can see five volcano's from it. I love it here and so dose my dogs
This last two years have been real tough for me, two operations, they were good but I had a lot of trouble with a deadly virus and the drugs they were giving me, that’s another story, would I have the work done here again? Yes.
I’m back now feeling better then every.
The temperature here is 65 to 85 year round day or night. I keep my widowers open year round. We have this cool mountain air all the time and no smog.
My home\compound is about thirty miles from the beach I think theirs a bus each hour or so for two bucks each way, the beach area is to hot for me.
In the wet season it rains almost every day, around the same time for about thirty min. The rain keeps things smelling fresh and clean. I miss it in the dry season witch isn't that dry.
I built three extra rooms for family and friends with their own private entrance and nice baths. They don’t get used that much. The kitchen is just off the deck and it was built for cooking.
The small town of San Ramon, Ala, has about twenty bakeries and is only a mile and a half away and it’s mostly down hill.
We have this great out door food marker on Friday after noon and Saturday morning, It’s just two miles away with about three hundred sellers selling veges that were harvested just hours before. A lot of veg's that you haven’t seen before, Vine ripen tomatoes, carrots that test like carrots did before, cheese from the person that milks the cows for around 2.50 a lb. his family has been doing cheese for as long as he can remember. He love visitors and to show off what he dose. We buy most of our cheese from him. We are in the mango season now. Five for a dollar.
We have papayas year round. See pictures at my flicker my acct.
Beer and hard stuff is about the same as the us. Cigarettes a lot less.
My expenses go on with or without people in the rooms or not so come down and see me some time. I do this to meat other wood workers, to learn from them and to show off what we do with wood here.
You can buy a tree here and have it turned into about any thing you won’t
I have a full time employee, he is Costa Ricaen’ and he speaks fluent English, he helps me with my needs.
I plan on having all my medical and dental work done here from now on. The State run Insurance cost less then Medicare in the US. You don’t need to pay Medicare if you live out side of the US. The state insurance covers 100% no deductible. My stay in the hospital didn’t cost me a cent. And the meds are 100% covered also.
Just get your passport up to date jump on a airplane and I’ll pick you up at the airport and do the rest. It’s about a thirty min drive from the airport to my house.
I don't do this for money, I have enough. I do it for the companionship of other and to learn from you and you may pick up something from me. You can live in Costa Rica for about $1000 a month are less.
you’re new fried to be and I will keep the light on for you.
Occie I go by O C
-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you firstname.lastname@example.org mail.com
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