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    Default Re: The Plot thickens, or the plot thins

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    that's exciting! do you know if they will be renting a air compressor and sprayer or will they just trowel the cement over the covintec panel?
    As far as I know trowel - The one rental expense is the scaffold - BIL is not as interested in making a scaffold set now as he was last spring - Rental of a set of 3 is 200 cord a day - If they can skin the outside in 3 or 4 days it may be better to rent.
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    So the Covintec is $3800 total for the non structural (That is panels for the outside walls and the 2 interior rooms) and all of the associated hardware - So all said and done the dry in of the second floor will be about 8 and change grand.

    A little more then we wanted to spend, but it should make the place much more habitable whenwe get to the point that we are stayind through April and maybe parts of May and some mild AC hits the spot.

    Now to see how Money transfer laws can tie us up :-)
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    A new 100m stretch of road was laid in the past week. Going from about 10m past our house (where the pavers ended) up another stretch up to the Coyotepe bypass.

    So far this year there has not been a single flow into the compound of rain overflow - so far so good.
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    Sent some by Xoom yesterday and it sailed right through

    Sent a bit more by Xoom today and it says stuck in a 3 day review.

    Not sure if those funds will apply to Sept or October totals - BIL states BAC limits what he can receive in a month.

    Buddy is ready to start - We told him to hold to the 17th as we need to get the funds for the materials and the labour deposit.
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    Default Re: The Plot thickens, or the plot thins

    [QUOTE=bill_bly_ca;167839]Sent some by Xoom yesterday and it sailed right through

    Sent a bit more by Xoom today and it says stuck in a 3 day review.

    Not sure if those funds will apply to Sept or October totals - BIL states BAC limits what he can receive in a month.



    I got the same grief from WU trying to sent,, and to various people.
    The solution: a debit card that I can add funds to from here.

    Krisnia had one,, Yaritza has one now.
    My hit for a cash pull is $6.50, here and there,, so cheaper than WU.

    I get the occasional whatsapp from Yaritza: "I didn't have any cash so I charged . . . . popcorn and a movie ticket,,,,,,, a few bucks at La Colonia for food,,
    "I'll pay you back"

    I think that she just likes to use the card.

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    Lately I send monthly money by wu for a fee of $1.99 from US bank to Lafise, 1 to 8 days. WU says the limit is 5k.
    Moneygram, which I had used for years to send cash, blocked my account so I went to wu. Someday when I am in the US with nothing better to do I will try to unblock it.

    Trying to get a Nica relative in the US to go the extra debit card route but no luck.

    Bank lines are horrible but now you can suck remesas out of Rapibac booths and ATMs at local stop and robs. BAC downtown has a super ATM that will do deposits but the day I tried it it would only do $20 at a time. Lafise has a new fat one that claims to do deposits but I don't need any new adventure in my life.

    Your Canadian laws will be different from US, plus the poor Nicas have to figure all this legal crap out.

    One year BAC called me in to fill out a US FATMF form because I had more than 10k in the account for a couple days during construction. Never heard from them since, but never had any money since, either.

    "Support mental health or I'll break your head"

    Covid was an intelligence test and we flunked.



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    In Esteli,, I think that the best place to get the WU is Maxi Pali.
    Never a line. Walk in,, walk out.

    At La Colonia, always a long line.

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