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    Nueva Gorgona, Playa Serena Resort

    October 24, 2016 in Panama ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    Exciting day today....went to Panama City, shuffled back and forth between one industrial manufacturing building and another trying to get custom made rain gutters and flashing trim! The other highlight of the day was going to the garage door suppliers office to argue about how much we should be paying for the horrible job the installers did that took them 3 days! Once back in Gorgona, we went to the house and see that the casita has been finish and was primed today. Now we can order the windows and doors and all the rest will fall into place quickly....as soon as we get some money which we have completely run out of! The condo is still not sold so we are now officially BROKE (in USDs that is). We have a nice new road upgrade going on in front of our place - the pot holes were getting so big you couldn't walk along the road anymore because they are/were full of water! Had an awesome evening with friends last night - excellent company and a great meal. The couples are from Summerland (1), North Carolina and Peterborough, Ont. It was very nice.Read more

    Lila Jensen

    Started this blog on "Find Penguins.com" for this and future trips. I have invited certain family and friends to follow my "footprints". It won't be too exciting this winter as we finish the house but you never know what might come up. Stay tuned.

    10/24/16Reply
    youonlylivetwice

    How is your trip going so far? Heading back to Bratislava and will be on my own for 4 days before I surprise the aunt . How's the house coming?

    10/29/16Reply
    Lila Jensen

    Well, not much time for touring....except the hardware, tile or lighting stores; trips to city to order a garage door, paying bills we've never seen or paid before - don't have a clue where they went. We go to the site most everyday but today I caught up on admin stuff - posting bills, receipts and invoices as well as finalizing cabinet requirements and forwarding to our selected cabinet company. Got lots of deposits on materials done (pool, granite, doors, toilets, sinks, etc.). Oh, we have wall tile in the bathrooms and floor throughout. After hours and hours of planning and drawing had to change VERY last minute because the plumbing is not centered! The tile detail I had planned would only accentuate the problem so I changed them all and the result is quite nice. It's done in any event! So, we move onward from here.

    10/29/16Reply
    Lila Jensen

    We went to a lovely new restaurant with friends last night at a new development at Playa la Ensenada San Carlos. It was gorgeous and only 15 minutes from home.

    10/29/16Reply