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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

I have an email in to my shipping person with my company to see if she can intercept my goods and just have them sent to my storage unit in Nashville after all.  I am thinking that I want to just live here at the hotel for the year or so I'll be here.  Even if it's 2 years, the cost of living here is about what rent would be, and everything is provided.  I will hopefully find out tomorrow if it's possible.  While talking with Turtle Lady this morning (I can skype again!) we figured that volume of stuff picked up as noted in my invoice would fit easily into a 10x10 unit.  So, worst case, I might see if they have a suite where I can store my stuff here in the hotel in a second bedroom or sitting room.  The good part about that would be that I can go through it and start mailing stuff I want to keep but don't need down here back to the states, and I can get rid of the things I really don't need (probably at least half of it).  So, I'm still making it up as I go.

Breakfast this morning has come the closest yet to making me ill.  Not too bad, but the tocino (bacon?) wasn't cook well.  Mostly I think it is just travel and nerves.  Since my laundry is in the process of being done (I assume...) I am waiting until I'm on post tomorrow to get a cell phone and local money.  The laundry.  Well, they have machines here, and I could not get the guy to understand that I wanted to use the machines myself rather than have them do it for me.  I finally gave up and handed it over.  It should show up sometime today.  I guess this is a good thing, I'm just not used to someone else doing my laundry.  However, free laundry, free breakfast, free internet, all included for what rent would cost elsewhere.  I'm thinking this is the way to go.  I just need Chris, and his Spanish, to negotiate for me.  He has primo service and pays not so much.  I don't expect as good a deal as he has since I am very gringo and there is what they call the gringo tax here.  However, if he can get it to a reasonable amount for me, I'm thinking I'll stay here.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you have a great place to stay and why go elsewhere when you have all that service. Hope everything works out for you.