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  1. Great. Let's pray they drive carefully and keep it on the road.
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    Sunset , Brisas Boquetenas

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    Happy to be alive one more day in this beautiful place
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    Adding Pages to U.S. Passport

    Yup...we did exactly that. It's a wonderful thing ~!
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    Adding Pages to U.S. Passport

    Might as well...It's the same price for the most part. We had real good luck doing our new passport renewal right from Boquete. Saved the trip to the big city...and the money we'd pay in PC for lodging.....plus you have the bonus of a new expiration date I would imagine. Alison
  5. Yesterday on the way down to David there was an accident in the vicinity of the Chiriqui Storage/Flea market area. It was on the west side of the road. Vehicles were a government truck and a white car. They were both over the ditch on the right side of the road well into the field. The car was so far into the field it was difficult to believe that after impact, a vehicle could travel that far. I'd say it was over 100 ft and spun around facing the opposite direction and on the other side of a cow pasture. Speed. One more government vehicle out of commission.
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    Rain = Humidity = Mold

    Dottie...good question. The chlorine absorbs into the surface after a couple of heavy rains. I am very careful to keep the dog out of it and keep an untreated area open for her to walk through when we walk her. The driveway has a pretty good slope so when it rains it washes off pretty good. Last time i applied it, there was a heavy rain about 2-3 hours after application. The driveway became clear of the black mold in spite of the short time it was on there. Interesting that the chlorine does not impact my plants at all.
  7. Heavy trucks following too close and going too fast. This is very sad, for this man, his family and his emergency rescue associates that responded.
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    Rain = Humidity = Mold

    You apply the chlorine with the tab making scribbles wearing gloves. It's great for those spots on sidewalks that get black and slippery. You might have to brush the surface a bit to get the moss off. After scribbling on the chlorine tab the surface then has to be moistened...which with the rain just happens. If not, a mist with a hose does it. When it dries the mold is gone. Now here's another thing i do. When I finish mopping my floors I'll sometimes add some liquid chlorine to my dirty mop water and then toss it onto my driveway. Pool chlorine comes as well in granules. I like using the tab because it stays where I apply it and it's great for the grout on my rack wall. Wear something to cover your nose and mouth.
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    Rain = Humidity = Mold

    I've been using Pool chlorine tablets on my driveway and rockwall for several years. I apply it using gloves just marking swirls on the cement. This keeps my driveway and walkways from turning black for almost an entire year..one application. On my rock wall I first use a wire brush then the chlorine pool tablets. The rock wall goes from black to brand new. I get the tablets from Ivan's grocery store.
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    National Day of Black Ethnicity

    Black Labor on a White Canal Panama (1904-1981) by Michael L Conniff This is an eye-opener of a book about black labor during the canal construction. The amount to racial discrimination was off the charts then. The school system for one had to be 100% separate. (The education of the children of black workers was actually far superior to that which was available to them in the USA.) Anyway this was an interesting book to read albeit a tad boring with statistics at times.
  11. Too drunk to drive and it's not even 9 in the morning. Fortunately he did not hit any kids on their way to the school close by. Alison
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    Bill. Santa Catalina, Veraguas

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    Alison. Santas Catalina Veraguas

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  14. Our hearts ache for friends and family who loved this woman . Our sincere condolences are sent their way. RIP Mamie. Alison and Bill Brundage
  15. Should this happen, what would be the end benefit? Just curious
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    Come Celebrate Dr.Dru Aguilar tomorrow

    Might be nice to bring along a favorite sweet treat along with some flowers from the yard.....Dru would like that ! (smile) . We sure do miss Dru ! Alison
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    Memories of our dear friend Dru Aguilar

    Dru's Bench We have a seat and it's kinda neat, it sits in the yard with a view. We sit out there in the cool mountain air and think of our times spent with Dru. There's such a breeze, and pollen...we sneeze and a moment of sadness wafts by. We miss you Dru. We think of you, and those thoughts cause us to cry. But in our seat that's oh no neat, we can see such a beautiful view. The sky up high, and birds flyin' by, and happiness in thoughts of you. A hummingbird drinks from a flower nearby; a hawk squawks chased by a bird. The sounds we hear make us feel you're near. The sweetest sounds we've heard. So cheers to you Dru ! YOU are the view: the flowers, the wind and the sky. We sit in this seat...oh so neat; You're near...so why should we cry ? We love and miss you Dru! Alison and Bill Brundage
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    Big Changes at the BCP

    Sometimes I think we need to lighten up a bit. A suggestion might possibly have been warranted , but I don't think a crucifixion was necessary. To these folks it's big change to move from one location at the Tuesday market to another. I'm sure they had no clue how the title might have misled some folks. Share their joy ........and move on. Life's short.
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    Big Changes at the BCP

    No big deal...hey I really enjoyed their piece. Seemed informative rather than pushy in a marketing sorta way.
  20. From the album: Brundageba's Photo Album

    Like a Hawaiian lei this beautiful flower peeps out of the ground after first rains.
  21. Bonnie said " And my reason for posting was to share that I have not experienced any "changing in the attitude toward expats" by Panamanians. I think your experience was an isolated one." I agree with both Bud and as well Palo Alto Jo. I do believe there's a slow change occurring as Bud mentioned. We had an attorney that we really liked (...even gave a pretty nice wedding gift to that person). Anyway...at the last gasp when our E Cedula was getting completed, the fee was more than doubled. We of course asked why. The answer was "expenses incurred in Panama City". OK so we asked for an itemized invoice. The response we received was beyond rude but was very much directed at us as being Gringos stated very specifically and extremely negatively. We were astounded and as well hurt to say the least ( did I mention angry as well?) . This attorney must have had negative experiences with foreigners. As well this attorney felt it AOK to double a fee on the Gringo client then react when we balked. OK so that attorney lost a client. This is an experience that's hard to forget...and as well explain. I realize that we can't generalize....and won't. Panamanians are still very special in the eyes of my husband and myself.