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    Re: The Residency: Feb 5, 2019

    I was just in CR,, so I'm good until May. The problem for me is the truck,, 60 days max total with the 30 day extension.
    As soon as I get the residency in hand I''m going to import it. I want...
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    Re: The Residency: Feb 5, 2019

    Today, Feb 20, I got an email from INTUR saying my residency paperwork was approved, and I could stop by and pick up my "colilla". I had to look the word up, it translates as "stub" .

    It's a 3...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    I remember Phil digging a 90 footer at KoolTop. I don't know what he paid, but he got enough broken rock to pave quite a bit of road. I dont know if he ever got any real water.
    He tried to pave...
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    Re: S#!t people from SJDS say....

    It CAN get really dry down there.
    If you drive around the Tola area in the dry season,, everything is dead and dusty and there are a lot of water trucks roaming about.

    I'm trying to figure out...
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    Re: Steal Little, Steal (REALLY) Big

    " . . .Might work, but that is a good 8 months to one year to percolate would you think? ...'


    At least,, look at how long it took the 2008 recession to turn,, even...
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    Steal Little, Steal (REALLY) Big

    https://havanatimes.org/?p=148795


    So, this would be 20% of the Nicaraguan yearly GDP.
    Not bad,, I'd estimated an amount like $300 to $500 million

    Equivalent to Donald Trump making off...
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    Re: The Residency: Feb 5, 2019

    So,, I turned in the residency package, today, the 14th of Feb. We got a different woman this time,, older, she combed through the paperwork and finally pronounced it suitable.

    She pointed out...
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    Re: The Residency: Feb 5, 2019

    Wait a minute,, I have to give a shit?
    That's not in the application.
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    So,, a little more info on San Juan.

    I met Dimitri, a Ukranian who bought La Estrella in Sep of 2018, refurbed it. It's the last Roof Dog that Kelvin Marshall reported in his Del Sur News. I...
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    Re: Google News, February 13, 2019

    Winners write the history. If Ortega is deposed then many of the perps can be brought to justice.

    Cuba's role will be disclosed.

    If Ortega stays, the repression continues, and the truth...
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    Well, back in the fatherland , or motherland,, depending on who you think is running the show.

    Easy trip back, lots of " welcome! " and attempts to pronounce my name. They should rotate this...
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    We found the same thing.
    Our MoviStar doesn't work in CR,, real PIA as you depend so heavily on Google Maps to find things.
    I'm at the McDonalds, almost like being in the US, free drink...
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    Following in the steps of the master,, with the taste of a buffalo steak in my mouth,, we left Nicaragua and drove to Liberia only to find the Toro Negro closed on Mondays. I've had buffalo...
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    Wasn't that Big Wang's rice bowl,, Huawei?
    It's everywhere in Nicaragua. My MoviStar router is a Huawei. Kind of sucky range, but I have a range extender somewhere in my stuff.

    Wasn't the...
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    Re: Swing sticks, a good walk spoiled

    I played just about every day as a teen, and loved it,, my father was in the Air Force and it was free. Nine holes. No carts,, good exercise.



    I just kind of lost interest (story of my life).
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    The Residency: Feb 5, 2019

    After 10 years I decided it was time. I got my paperwork ready,, it was easier than I thought. The Apostiles only cost me $5 each. Iowa, and Arizona.

    I went to an upscale lab in Esteli for...
  17. Re: Getting Exciting: Three Bombs in Estelí

    There were only two,, Barrio Rosario was a couple of weeks ago.

    I was mis informed.

    La Prensa picked it up about 9AM

    I walked by again this morning. Street between La Colonia and Los...
  18. Getting Exciting: Three Bombs in Estelí

    La Colonia, MultiCentro, El Rosario

    We were having dinner at the Cuban restaurant,, El Rincon Pinolero (not really its name) and heard the one blast. We were staying at Los Arcos, so walked...
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    I love these stories. You wake up in the morning never knowing what your day holds for you. Not Tucson. It's Tuesday, supermarket flyers are out!!! Oh, boy!

    I like it here,, just everything...
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    Re: Tax code changes for Jan 24

    Easy to read article. Someone there speaks English.

    When they tax gaseosa,, you know that they are desperate

    That's one of the major food groups in Nicaragua.
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    Re: Whither The Oil???

    One problem with going hi tech in Nicaragua is keeping it all running. My gas hot water heater that served us so faithfully went on the fritz. It's just a simple micro switch,, I may find it in...
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    Re: Whither The Oil???

    Ths ultimate design frees you of having to think about your system, much like power from the grid.

    Will I ever get there? The system runs flawlessly when I'm not here because the power...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    Everyone should take a moment to read the tax package. La Prensa has it by the numbers,, and it translates automatically on your phone with google.

    It's a very short sighted effort,, and will...
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    Re: Whither The Oil???

    The better controllers will provide a signal,, a relay if you will, based on time of day,, SOC, voltage showing, etc.

    It's not enough to switch what might be 70 or 80 amps of DC power.

    The...
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    Re: Whither The Oil???

    Where are you finding your lithium batteries? I'd like to start looking in that direction.
    I'm happy now,, but the future is around the corner.

    A big part of my investment (and probably the...
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