Category Archives: Concerns

line for water after hurricane maria

day 9 of the aftermath

(Below is an update I drafted for friends and family while waiting for an internet connection) I imagine there are crews working 12 hour shifts to repair the massive devastation left in Maria’s wake. However, here on the ground, in the part of Puerto Rico

x-ray showing Waylon's broken bone which necessitated our introduction to healthcare in puerto rico

our introduction to healthcare in puerto rico

Cartwheels at the beach provided an opportunity none of us really wanted; the opportunity to find out for ourselves what healthcare in Puerto Rico is like. Waylon loves doing handstands and cartwheels at the beach and is actually quite good.  A couple of weeks ago, he was attempting do a new trick; a cartwheel-flip off a

moving to puerto rico with kids: my boys posing at la parguera, puerto rico

moving to puerto rico with kids

Depending on their age and dispositions, moving to a new and unfamiliar place like Puerto Rico can be very stressful for children.  Our oldest is sociable and thrives on interaction with others, so after the initial excitement of the move wore off, he was in a bit of a funk because he

Puerto rico debt crisis

afraid to move to puerto rico because of the debt crisis?

I’ve been reluctant to discuss the Puerto Rican government debt crisis and it’s effects because, frankly, there’s really not much for me to say.  We’ve noticed little that’s changed in the year since we’ve arrived.  If anything, we seem to see MORE economic activity around our neck of the woods, with new restaurants

concerns about moving to puerto rico revisted on our one year anniversary of moving here

concerns about moving to puerto rico one year in

Its hard to believe that, as of this past Thursday, we’ve lived here in Puerto Rico now for a full year!  This move was a dramatic change of scenery for us, to say the least, so it’s no surprise that we had some concerns and reservations beforehand.  In this

our balcony where we successfully deployed our balcony mosquito control tactics in puerto rico

balcony mosquito control tactics that worked!

The balcony at our house in San Antonio sat mostly unused.  It wasn’t all that uncommon for entire MONTHS to pass without any of us setting foot on it. That is definitely not the case here in Puerto Rico.  Because the weather is so pleasant, many homes and condos here

power lines in the trees which can add to the cost of electricity in puerto rico

cost of electricity in puerto rico

Our house in Texas was perched on a hill overlooking the city of San Antonio.  The city lights view in the evening was absolutely magnificent.  It had nearly 3000 sq. ft. of living space with beautiful vaulted ceilings.   Our boys were both born while we lived there and made many precious

real estate shopping in puerto rico

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably at least vaguely aware that the Puerto Rican government is currently embroiled in a massive debt crisis.  Revenue has not matched spending levels for years and the shortfall has been funded with credit.  Figuratively speaking, the credit cards have now

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