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    Penelope Barrett
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
  • Birth (home) country:
    Michigan, USA

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  1. Penny

    Yella & Tom Going Away Party

    Definitely a lot of old folks gettin' down on the dance floor. I saw several canes left on chairs while their owners cut a rug. Who could'a guessed?
  2. Penny

    Propane BBQ gas tank refill

    Novey will exchange your bbq tank for a new one. There is also a place on the Pan American outside and to the East of David that will refill your tank. In the long run, it's much cheaper to buy a Tropi-gas or Pana-gas tank and regulator and make the conversion.
  3. I have this very nice couple from South Korea staying with me. The husband is retired military and they are both artists. They need a rental in Boquete for 3 months from December 12 - March 12. They would like to pay around $500/month and be close to town. They speak very little English (or Spanish) so I am helping them with this. If you have anything, or know of anything, please write me at pjbarrett@aol.com or call me at 6510-8934. Thank you. Penny Barrett
  4. I'm so darn happy about this new bridge that I had to drive across it again. Drove all the way to Alto Boquete during the height of the parade. This would have been impossible in the past.
  5. Lots of fireworks last night to inaugurate the new Panamonte Bridge. I drove across it this morning. Hoo Boy -- is it great !!! I didn't even get tangled up in the parade traffic.
  6. We have a family in the Handicap Foundation that has no indoor plumbing. The wife is in a wheel chair and the husband struggles to take care of her needs. Putting in a septic tank and field would be very difficult because of the rocks and tree roots surrounding their hovel. We want to explore a composting toilet. Does anybody know where in Panama to get such a thing -- or who I can ask. Thanks for any help you can provide. Penny Barrett pjbarrett@aol.com FPI Board Member
  7. The Panamonte bridge actually went out two times in the past 12 years. They immediately rebuilt it the first time it went out. However, the locals complained that it was only one lane so they started digging around the footings in preparation for building a second lane. Then the flood hit. I'm suspicious that the digging around the footings weakened the bridge to the extent that it immediately washed away again.
  8. Penny

    Major recycling change

    A clarification--they take your plastic and glass but then they take it to the landfill. Hold those items until RRR has found a new buyer.
  9. I believe they've traced the e-coli to California lettuce. I kind of doubt we have any California lettuce in Panama.
  10. Penny

    Thanksgiving at Amigos de Animales

    What she said. What a great facility Animales has built. The meal was fantastic and so was the company. About 80 people attended and a good time was had by all.
  11. Penny

    Major recycling change

    A reliable source has told me that the "for-profit" recycling facility next to the Bible Church is willing to take everything including your plastic and glass (i.e. wine bottles). In the past they wouldn't take those two items. I like to support this facility as a family depends on it for income.
  12. Panamonte Bridge y mas The guys have been working nights and Sundays on the bridge and it's almost done. I think the November 28 parade route should be across the bridge. I'm so very happy. I've always said that driving in Panama in general and Boquete in particular is like one of those video games with perils coming at you from all sides. This morning, after hitting about 3 or 4 new dead-ends and detours I finally got to Alto Boquete. And then I had to brake hard for a small herd of goats who were off on a walk-about by themselves around Plaza San Francisco. While I was in multi-pagos (near the E-shop) this morning, at least 5 Panamanians came in and greeted everybody in the building. One of the things I love about living here. Everybody says "Buenos Dias" and nobody minds waiting in line. I have a lot of things to be thankful for and living here is near the top of the list. Even with the bad roads. 🤡
  13. Best neighborhood close to downtown Boquete. No water problems, no wind problems, no noise problems, no crime problems. Furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Lower level of house in Jaramillo Arriba. 20 minute walk to town. Only 10 minute walk to town when the new Panamonte bridge is finished (soon). Private patio and shared garden area. Washer and dryer shared with upper tenant. Totally fenced with secure under-cover parking. Gardener, electricity, wifi, and cable tv included. Owner is a long term Boquete resident and can help a new resident with information, recommendations, etc. Must love dogs Available December 13. $480/month plus 1 month deposit. Contact Leslie: peeverleslie@yahoo.com or 6362-6038
  14. Somebody on a different forum told me about www.ustv247.com and it's a great site. More than just the major networks. All for free. And no VPN needed to watch. I'm watching Sunday Morning on CBS right now. Rarely freezes or pauses. Now I might end up selling my Amazon Firestick I just ordered. The downside is that you cannot operate the program remotely with either a wireless mouse or a remote.
  15. Penny

    Farewell to Ken & Becky Campeau


    The loss of Ken and Becky is huge for Boquete. No matter who or what organization needed help, they were always right there doing the dirtiest jobs. I prayed for two years that they wouldn't be able to sell their house and move away, but, alas, my prayers finally failed.