Saturday, April 27, 2013

PANAMA TOPICS – PANAMA PERTINENT


I’ve received a few e-mails requesting that I continue to post information pertaining to Panama.  I’ve receive an equal number that suggested I stay on topic; an author blog.

Here’s my solution.  I will continue to post PANAMA PERTINENT with the agreement that those of you seeking data or opinions regarding Panama will have to read information germane to my writing world.

As I review the blogs and chat rooms that pertain to panama, I’m seeing a lot of rental houses come on the market.  Prices range from $300 a month in David to $1200 a month in Boquete. 

Typical Panamanian housing is a low-roofed cement block home with tiled floors, suspended foam ceiling tiles and small kitchens.  Older homes have very few electrical outlets and their kitchens seldom have cupboards.  I have NEVER seen a pantry.

Laundry is usually a double deep sink outside with a clothesline somewhere in the yard or carport.

All the water in a typical Panamanian home is cold.  There are seldom hot water heaters or furnaces or any heat of any kind.  This is the tropics.  Those that live on the mountain need blankets and some kind of heater in the winter months (May thru Dec.) Those of us that live in the valley and close to the beach only need a fan.  I live in a Panamanian style home.  I built shelves, installed a special shower head(suicide shower) on my shower to get warm water, and have added a few breakers to the electrical box.  Otherwise I live like most everyone else in my neighborhood.  I have more fans than my neighbors and a slightly larger electrical bill each month because I have several computer running 24/7, the TV and 2 refers. My utilities are as follows: electricity-- $20-25.  Cable (including internet) -- $46.52.
New! Clara B. Ray reviewed Boomer

An Epic Western Adventure April 24, 2013

How I enjoyed reading this book "Boomer" by Robert Hatting! This is the feeling I like to have after I read books. I highly recommend this Western, especially for people who love a good old fashioned western style cowboy book.

Boomer was a well written story of a sheriff who befriended an orphaned Native American boy. It covered all the aspects of a western story, including: Outlaws, shootouts, saloon brawls & fun,...Rea

How I enjoyed reading this book "Boomer" by Robert Hatting! This is the feeling I like to have after I read books. I highly recommend this Western, especially for people who love a good old fashioned western style cowboy book.

Boomer was a well written story of a sheriff who befriended an orphaned Native American boy. It covered all the aspects of a western story, including: Outlaws, shootouts, saloon brawls & fun, quick justice at the end of a rope, and several swooning western romances.

The characters are bold, whether nice or ornery, the plot flows easily, and the last half kept me up late just to finish it. Boomer is an epic western adventure. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

 Water and garbage is included in my rent.  So is yard and shrub maintenance.  I live in a 2 br, 1 ba house on a corner lot.  My phone is a pre-pay cellular and I spend $20-30 a month. I have a housekeeper.  She comes once a week to clean my house, wash my clothes and change the bedding. I pay her $11 for her 4 hours of work.  All in all I spend very little to live comfortably. 

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