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  1. Thinking about moving to Grenada...

    I am thinking about moving to Grenada next year...What do I need to know???
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  2. The electricity and Facebook and all that jazz

    The lights went out about two p.m. on Tuesday. I didn't think anything of it in particular because we'd had a short outage on the weekend, but by five p.m., it was pretty obvious that I was the only one with lights out. I and everyone who came over checked the circuit breakers but they were okay. A friend whose Spanish is better than mine called Enitel and reported the outage and got a trouble ticket number. I took my tablet over to the Sollentuna Hem and posted about it on Facebook, then ...

    Updated 07-03-2014 at 05:17 PM by MizBrown

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  3. Jinotega, now with more employment

    We've got a call center here now -- and one of my friends is going to be working at it (speaks English and Spanish, and German). People from the mountains didn't like living in Managua for a job, so someone brought the jobs to them. I didn't ask him what the pay is going to be, but he said it was about what his wife was making teaching English by working three part-time jobs (not counting my classes).

    Generally, it's a pretty basic and sometime very annoying job (I pulled a night ...
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  4. To the USA and Back

    Went back to the US for five days to bury my father's ashes, to set up an annuity with my university where I gave them a stupid amount of money and they'll give me $120 a month for the rest of my life, and to buy another camera because things there are about a third to a half cheaper than they'd be in the Sony Store in Managua. My older younger brother and I ended up eating most of our meals in Mexican restaurants, so some Spanish was spoken there.

    Kannapolis is still Kannapolis ...
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  5. Okay, so June 4th, with power outage and cleaning

    First part of the morning was the usual Nicaraguan morning -- feed the adult fish in the three tanks, get the dog out, keep the dog from jumping all over little kids, get home, think about cleaning the house, go to breakfast across the street and get teased for the 400th or so time for pitching a fit about getting sugar in my coffee, eat breakfast, get a giant chocolate covered vanilla ice cream on a stick and eight rosquillas for Lola. Start looking at Facebook and other on-line forums, and the ...
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