We wanted to share some of the beautiful views we see every day out our front window! It is never the same and even when socked in with fog is beautiful. The other nigh, while walking home, we tried to get photos of all the lights of the towns we see off in the distance among the hills. Unfortunately, our little camera just didn't do the trick
Well, the Roses are officially Coffee Farmers! As of Friday last week we even have an employee. We hired Roberto to work our coffee and teach us how to work it as well. He was highly recommended by an Expat we know here and the Tico who works for him. Since hiring him, we have only heard good things and look forward to learning enough Spanish that we are able to communicate without a translator. Roberto is very patient with us and works very hard to understand what the heck we are trying to tell him. Tomorrow we are going to San Ramon to sign him up for CAJA (Medical Insurance) and INS (Like Workmen's Comp) which we have to pay. We are also hoping to sign ourselves up at CAJA and make a visit to ICE (Costa Rica's Government Electricity) to take one of the many steps to getting our electricity problems worked out.
Last week we had our first visitor. There was a small knock on the door and when we opened it Flor was standing there with a big smile and a hug! We have know Flor ever since staying here with Danilo and Maria in 2011. Flor has a Soda, a small restaurant usually part of someone's home. She also cleans at the local School. The reason I am telling you about Flor and her visit is because she had a very specific purpose in visiting. As usual, the Roses didn't have a clue because our Spanish is still very lacking. While in the process of interviewing Roberot (with a translator) we realized that Flor had come to tell us that the man we were thinking of hiring was her son-in-law and sheweanted to put in a good word for him!! We were thrilled as we adore Flor. Now the tell us we are family! Don loves it because Flor feeds him every time he stops by the Soda!