Busy Homeowners

Since closing on our new house five days ago, we have been really, really busy.  The electrician will be wiring our outdoor tv and bar light, the handyman will be putting in another exterior door and fixing the garbage receptacle, the welder is working on our iron gates, the exterminator has made sure we have no 8 legged surprises, and the gardener has already put in 3 days to get the lawn back in shape.  Our bed was delivered this afternoon.  I cleared the greenhouse of the overgrown weeds.  David and I have been painting as much as we can before the container comes with our boxes and furniture.  And we have brought a ton of our belongings to the new house with about 3 more tons to go.

Tonight we stopped for a nice dinner – one that included taking a shower before and wearing dress clothes.  After several days of take-out or just missing meals, it was a much needed break.

If we didn’t have a network of Panamanian workers, we would never get things done.  Today we got another surprise.  Since it’s rainy season, we found a roof leak.  Roof leaks here are not catastrophic.  Our roofs are made of metal and just need a coating of something.  We had a roof leak at our rental and it was fixed in no time.  Good thing it doesn’t mean an entire roof removal like in the US.

The container won’t be delivered tomorrow but it will be here Wednesday.  That gives us one full day to complete the painting and fix the roof.  We hope to move in on Wednesday but probably it will be Thursday.  We promised the new renters they could move into our rental on Friday.

For whatever reasons, I cannot get the photos or my shameless plugs to load.  All for now

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