I've decided to make it easy on all of us. I'll be writing once a week – every Saturday. I will accumulate our weekly events and synthesizing into a neat little package. I understand what a nuisance it is to follow a blog, but have no idea when to expect a post. If you wish, you can check on Saturday or to make it even easier on you, I invite you to sign up to receive it in your personal email inbox. Like magic, it will appear every Sunday saving you the trouble of checking here. Whichever suits you best. If you are receiving my blog post in your inbox and you don't want to receive it, feel free to unsubscribe. Also, if you think family members or friends would enjoy reading about our life in Costa Rica, please share... we like that!
Okay, about our week... I mentioned to Kevin that I wanted to try using the outdoor oven again. My nemesis! It's been over a year since I tried and I feel it's time. The door however was falling apart. So Kevin made a new one, as he does... he made it out of cypress with oak trim on the outside and fibrolite on the inside. It fits perfectly and looks so good!
And we managed to get a decent fire burning. We used dry, lightweight kindling and slowly added cedar pieces onto it until it was blazing. Unfortunately, the wind was quite strong and would get sucked into the dome and swirl uncontrollably until it snuffed the flame out, and billowing thick smoke poured out the front opening. This happened 4 times: it was so annoying. We decided to try again on a day that isn't so windy. It's nice to know though that there's a real chance of getting it to work and maybe heat up enough to bake bread or pizza.
We are working on creating retreat packages geared to women who need to get away and recharge. I'll keep you posted on those developments. In the meantime, we received two B&B bookings this week... one for next weekend and the other is for a honeymoon couple in early January. December and January are proving to be busy months.
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Dave and Krista are a couple from the Pacific Northwest that led overwhelmingly busy lives.
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