Projects During the Rainy Season

It has been raining quite a bit these past few months.  Since all the landslides in August, we have been staying close to home when it rains a lot.  To keep busy, we have been working on a few projects.  And of course, Rusty the cat is always there to help out!

Eddie worked on and completed the coffee table for the living area.  It’s made from a slab of Guanacaste (Costa Rica’s national tree) with teak stumps for the base.

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I have been busy hemming flat sheets to use as curtains.  My niece Megan gave me this idea.  They work great, too!

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We have a rain gauge out by our pool to record the daily rainfall.  The amount of rain is always a topic of conversation here (especially with us Gringos) and you might even say some of us are obsessed.  To give you an idea of how much rain we have been getting, Eddie has compiled the rain chart below.  So far this year, we have had 143 inches (12 feet!).  The average for our area is around 160 inches per year.  We should easily surpass that this year.

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With all the rain, we are having a problem with mold in the kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and on some pieces of furniture that we brought with us from North Carolina.  So, I spend a tremendous amount of time cleaning.  Finally, the mold seems to be under control, thank goodness!  Maybe now I will have more time to devote to my hobbies…after all, I’m supposed to be “retired.”

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Taking a break from cleaning to catch up on our reading.

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Rusty is taking care of some business while Eddie looks on.

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Rusty and Olivia enjoy the view as much as we enjoy it.

5 thoughts on “Projects During the Rainy Season

  1. The table looks great! We were there in both May and Aug. and can attest to the rain. Glad your slopes are better and you are moving forward.

  2. Hi Cutie = I think we are going to come and see you. At least Marsha is working on it. I am an old man so she is in charge. We need to figure out the easy way to do this.

    Lots of love

    Uncle Kal

    On Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 7:32 PM, Costa Rica leap wrote:

    > ebhoel posted: “It has been raining quite a bit these past few months. > Since all the landslides in August, we have been staying close to home when > it rains a lot. To keep busy, we have been working on a few projects. And > of course, Rusty the cat is always there to hel” >

  3. I have a tremendous amount of admiration for the life you have been able to carve out of that mountain. It’s been a difficult journey now doubt, but the satisfaction has to be a great reward. Oh, and I must comment on the table. It’s a work of art!

    • Hi John, Thanks for your comments! I had fun making the table and it was one of the cheapest pieces of furniture we have. Hope all is going well for you and E.

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