Preparations

Sawdust, Sneezes, & Spackle

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Island Life, Preparations, Slider, Work | 2 comments

Sawdust, Sneezes, & Spackle

I know you, our dedicated blog reader, are disappointed that we haven’t been posting regularly. Well, in all honesty, we’re probably going to continue that trend. We’ll try harder, though. I promise. Life hasn’t been too exciting lately. We’ve been working on the brewpub pretty much all day, every day. Recent projects include deconstructing, cutting, and sanding about 3 million pallets; sneezing and wheezing as sawdust takes over our space; attempting to clean bathrooms with no running water; hauling buckets of water from home; caulking, spackling, and painting...

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Red Ants, or Why I Can’t Sleep at Night

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 in Island Life, Preparations, Slider, Work | 239 comments

Red Ants, or Why I Can’t Sleep at Night

We’re starting our tenth day here in Rincón. Our days are filled with random but necessary tasks: buying household supplies, cleaning, putting together furniture, etc. We haven’t been able to settle into a routine yet, but we’re getting there.   The negatives: The house is still a huge mess. We have almost no furniture. I’m dying to buy a couch! Furniture is super pricy here, and there’s little to no used furniture for sale. We’re sleeping on an air mattress on the floor, and red ants are biting me in my sleep. Ow! The dogs are still stressed and...

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Just a Couple More Days…

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Preparations, Slider | 217 comments

Just a Couple More Days…

We’re down to the wire. Tonight is our last night in our house, and we fly out of Little Rock approximately 80 hours from now. That may sound like a good amount of time, but we still have a lot to do! We’re still packing our belongings, getting rid of stuff, cleaning the house, and tying up loose ends. People keep asking if we’re scared. We’re not. At this point, we’re just ready to make this happen! One thing I am a little nervous about is traveling with the dogs. Zoe and Bella are part of the family, so of course there was never any doubt that they would be...

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What a Whirlwind!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Preparations, Slider | 1 comment

We put our house in Arkansas on the market on August 11, 2011. The next day, we flew to San Juan for a 10-day exploratory trip during which we made new friends, accepted an offer on our house, and found a rental house in Rincón- we were so busy, we hardly even got to go to the beach! Now, a month later, we have only a week left in Arkansas. We’ve sold all our furniture, our vehicles, and most of our stuff, and next Friday, we’ll be at the airport with our two sweet puppies and all the clothes we can fit in our suitcases. This move has been a long time in the making, but...

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