Sunday, June 27, 2010
Talk to your rep on this end (Ecuador) and run everything by them. Acutally ask them how they want it done, then double check with them. Do not relay on your US agent to do it for you. You might get a surprise if you choose ignorance over diligence.
The paper work involved shipping to Ecuador was far different from our move to Aruba.
If you do your own checking and double checking you will save a ton of headaches, and some green.
Get references for who you use. Remember to be patient and call for updates.
Send us an email if you have questions about what to expect or how the process works from someone who is not trying to sell you anything.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
It feels good knowing we can jump in and go even though we do not know where, just knowing we can is nice.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Then the work started. Made a stock with the chicken, then used the stock for the rice. Here are the vegetables, rasins, eggs, and chicken waiting patiently to get into the pot.
And finally the finished product. Wow was it good. I had mentioned great rice in an earlier post but this stomped all over that. A bit of the freshly made hot sauce and a glass of vino and it was better than any place I have been out to eat at. Yes some of you (you know who) will be, when our table arrives, enjoying fare like this one day soon.
Donna did a great job. I guess I should do some dishes..............Ciao
The recipes came form this link. http://laylita.com/recipes/
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
He said hello in spanish and a few other things then said something I did not get.
"No Entiendo" I answered. In broken english he said there was to be a street party for the neighborhood so everyone could meet and socialize. They collected $5 bucks for food etc.. and said follow the music around 8 pm.
Well it was a blast. Of course being Americans we were early 8 really meant 8:30 (we left the house at 7 and strolled the streets for the first time looking at the whole area). They had 3 different live music acts (while we were there), tons of food, and of course plenty of drink. I was amazed at the whole thing. Whenever someone came they went through the whole crowd saying hello. Throughout the night people brought food and beverages to you as you sat and enjoyed the music.
There was a string of "elderly" women in front of us and they are by no means out of action. Dancing, shots of rum, a few guest appearances at the mic to sing, some dancing, they enjoyed the party. As a matter of fact we left before they did
(at 12:45 am). The music and belly laughs lasted well into the wee hours.
We really had fun. This is really a great street with alot of warm and nice people.
Wish we had the camera. No place have we lived before, where just for the purpose of getting together to meet, was there a party (among neighbors). Yea the odd holiday where every ones separate parties merged but this was just a spur of the moment, meet your neighbors.
We also found out that many in the "hood" have spent some time in the U.S. and speak a little english. Newark, Dallas, New York.
Well get out there and meet your neighbors, take a nap if you want to see the end of the party though.
Until next time.....................J&D