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    Default Jan 2019 - Just a bunch of crap

    So we are just to leave the homestead for Pearson (YYZ)

    6 hours in O'hare with an overnight flight to Panama

    Arrive in Managua @ 10:30AM on the 10th - Or so we hope.

    We are there for the entire month coming back to the GWN the 31st.

    Assorted photos, observations, and rants to be contained within....

    Probable next check-in will be after US TSA clearance in Pearson airport. With the US gov shutdown, preclearance is said to be slow..
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    "Support mental health or I'll break your head"


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    Getting there is half the fun

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    We just negotiated to our gate at ORD.

    We are in T5 and it is an epic bus ride between taxiing aircraft.

    Security guard who gave us directions to the bus was more stoned than most Canadians after legalization.


    Chilo said that if she had this connection solo she would have sat on the terminal floor and cried.


    But on the bright side we won 70 bucks at the slots 1/2 way to the airport.
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    American resumed 3rd Miami flight, fares really dropped.
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    It looks like American is trying to grab United's market share, but the dates I googled showed 14 hour travel times to vegas. 8 or 9 is the norm for a good flight.

    Copa is the cheapest but apeshit. You have to stop in cr or sal before flying south to go north to vegas!

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    So here is the spew on da faze book...

    Linkey

    We got a deal on the blocks - Buddy was loaded with 130 pcs and a job disappeared on him - He sold us the 140 with no delivery charge for C$33 each and dropped another 114 this aft at the same C$33 with no delivery - Before the troubles they were selling for C$40 each plus C$500 delivery

    Buddy was supposed to come by for payment but did not show.

    Total materials are approx C$44000 now. Labour for the fence is estimated around C$27000

    No real hiccup so far - but there will be I know it...
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    Tonights funny

    Someone in Claro's Office somehow has a Ruku screen broadcast to Cable channel # 49.

    SIL shows me how she has Ruku now - I spend 2 or 3 min trying to set up until I find the glitch.

    Had to laugh at myself for that one.
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    So wateroff day and a bit - Water was off at the plot for a day and then off for 18 hours at SILs house. Both are running again.


    IPtv - I am finding that Claro leaves the resolution off from their name servers - A simple VPN connection brings it up - Could have also switched to google server but the VPN was there and set up already.

    Materials are paid (Cement - rebar - planks - nails - Sand and p gravel ) and work crew paid up to tomorrow. Nothing expected other than the unexpected.

    Off to Managua to get the lost bag, meet eldest BIL, Lunch with Chilo's only surviving auant and pay the stone man for the 280 blocks.
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    Stone man paid.... Walked into the parking lot - took a taxi away.

    Bag picked up from Copa - They take passport Photocopies.

    Eduardo (oldest BIL) is still holding on to a 2005 copy of passport renewal forms. He always makes this weak ass plea for $250 to renew hispassport - Chilo has fell for it twice. The premise is he will use it to get a ticket and come up to apply for Canada pension.

    Well this time we said we will take him to the Canadian consulate for the straight dirt on how he gets his CPP and OAS (Old Age Security)

    CPP is Canada pension plan - it is based on your lifetime earnings from 18 to 65 - The more you make the greater your pension. From a recent statement we got for both myself and Chilo I would put his take at $300 to $500/mo. Why the big span? Well, he only had 15 yrs in and I do not know what he made - Chilo has 30 yrs into the plan (Mosly min wage) and hers works out to $580/mo. CPP allows you to take is at 60, pealing 0.15% off from your age 65 payment for every month before 65, and tacking ON 0.15% per month for every month after you turn 65 - The top out being at 70 - Edward turns 70 in May - So a bunch of fuzzy maths makes me think $500 CPP bucks.

    OAS is Old Age security - It is paid to every Canadian over 65 regardless of work history. Currently, it is something like $385/mo.

    He (Edward) also has a 12 yr old son - The way I read the papers he will get $250/mo for him as well until his 18th b-day.

    So crunching all this Edward could be ower $1200is CDN a month - No small amount compared to the couple hundred a month he eeks out now.

    Tia Estella - It was to be Viggaron, but we were greeted with cake and Doughnuts (Maybe she googled "Canadian" before we arrived :-) She is the last remaining aunt to Chilo and her siblings.

    She is nice for a loan shark :-) Her wing of the family makes cash giving loans and holding a security item until paid - Many of the loans are paid in interest only terms. She has a lot full of Cars I am told.

    Tomorrow is full build day with the fellows doing the rebar and us figuring out where the house will sit as the fence walls go up.
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