November 15, 2008 at 12:00 am #193534*LotusMember
It was good to see you and your homes look beautiful! I really enjoy these informative videos on WLCR.November 15, 2008 at 11:32 am #193535jerrymParticipant
Dave, you didn’t show your other cat and your new dog. They won’t be happy that they didn’t get in the movies.
It was nice to see your place again. After staying in your guesthouse for over two months, the video brought back a lot of wonderful memories. Everything there was beautiful and relaxing just like you explained.
Your guesthouse and your hospitality were both so much better than anyone could imagine. Like everyone who visits Costa Rica, I will be back.
Tell Marcia hello for me.
P.S. You also didn’t tell about the beautiful coffee growing on all four sides of your house or the waterfall across the gorge that I admired every morning while I was sitting on the front patio of the guesthouse drinking my coffee.November 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm #193536
Hey, I wanna see, too!! Where is this video? How did I miss it??November 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm #193537
Thanks for the info…thought the Bush comment was out of place, but hey, you can move back now that “change” is coming! Grecia seems like a nice place.November 15, 2008 at 1:59 pm #193538AndrewKeymaster
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Fabulous house, David!! WOW! I also love your art. Did you bring it with you or buy it in CR? Like you, I decided to bail out of the US the day GWB got “elected” and have never looked back. Just wish the bottom hadn’t fallen out of the RE market here so I could be in CR fulltime.November 15, 2008 at 9:52 pm #193540DavidCMurrayParticipant
dtjohnson, I just calls ’em as I sees ’em. For me, Ohio, having lost over 30,000 well paid manufacturing jobs during the first Bush-the-Lesser’s administration, going for him for another round was the final straw, that’s all. There were and are lots of other good reasons, in one man’s opinion, to have taken my leave. And if you differ with me on that, then I respectfully submit that, as far as you’re concerned, I will not be missed. Others will likely concur.
Maravilla, we brought the art with us. That’s part of why I’m a strong advocate of getting a shipping container and bringing your stuff. It wouldn’t be home without it.November 15, 2008 at 10:30 pm #193541
I have a lot of BIG art, too, but I took the canvases off the stretcher bars and put the paintings in my suitcase and had them framed in Costa Rica. A lot of my paper art went into a tube and on the plane. I agree with you, I couldn’t live without my art, and I’ve gotten most of it in my house down there with the exception of a dozen small pieces. I figured I could replace all the furniture, but not the good stuff like my paintings, pre-Columbian stuff, and my African baskets and rugs. And I love your location. You really picked a fabulous spot in grecia!November 15, 2008 at 11:01 pm #193542spriteMember
I loved the comment in your video as to why you decided to leave the US. I could not agree more with the sentiment there. We may have had a change in the white house and even a change in attitude with a lot of citizens regarding the morality of so called free market economies, but I believe it is way too late to bail out this sinking ship. Americans have ignorantly and stubbornly hung on too long to wrong minded ideas and the fate of the US is already baked in to the pie. And now Costa Rica is considering closing the door effectively on further emigration into their country. I wish I had been able to move down there in 2006 when I first bought property.November 16, 2008 at 1:16 am #193543GreciaBoundMember
Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences in Grecia over the last 3+ years on film. I shared it with my family and friends, to help provide a different perspective than I have been able to describe over my last 2 years of planning and visiting. When we are there around December 21, we hope to stop by for a visit. GlenNovember 16, 2008 at 1:32 pm #193544DavidCMurrayParticipant
Glen, we’d love to see you, too. And to see what you’ve done in San Isidro. Please do give us a call.
Sprite, I’m sad to say that I share all your pessimism and more. And previously in this forum, I’ve posed the question of what the motivating factor might be to really change things. So far, I’ve heard nothing encouraging. So here I am.
I’d love to believe that one man, in the person of President-Elect Obama (or anybody else, for that matter), can turn things around, but he’s only eligible to govern for eight years and there’s a whole lot of undoing to do.November 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm #193545AlfredMember
Under GWB we’ve lost 3-4 million jobs in total. Our economy is in freefall, and Nero was fiddling while the USA burned. Like a majority of others I voted for him, and regret it constantly.
I don’t think we have any positive change coming to this country in meaningful way with the upcoming administration. It is beginning to look like the Clinton administration all over again with his cabinet picks.
GWB, in concert with the democrat controlled congress, has managed to socialize more in this country in a few months than Hugo Chavez could have accomplished. The die is cast unless Obama has any real want to save us. It appears we have a two party system which has a mortal lock on ruining this nation.
By the way, very enjoyable video. Nice to put a face to the name.November 16, 2008 at 3:46 pm #193546
Actually…not one job was lost until 2006…….when a certain party took over congress. In Michigan, blame the unions and their rediculous demands companies cannot meet. It’s funny how you think one man cannot fix all the problems, yet you believe one man created them. Our economy is in free fall because of ignorant, lazy and yes, corrupt people. I’m moving to Costa Rica because I’m tired of watching my country slide into socialism. The government here is bloated and getting bigger. People are getting more lazy as they hold their hand out for more freebies. I’m just tired of paying for it. I’m taking my money and running before all of it is stolen for the “greater good”. Hopefully tolerance in Costa Rica includes tolerance of conservatives.November 16, 2008 at 4:03 pm #193547
I always wonder why the ultra-conservatives who complain about the US slipping into socialism want to move to a country that has some very socialistic policies!!! No jobs were lost until 2006? Are you telling me that there was not one manufacturing job shipped overseas before that? That AOL hadn’t set up call centers in India before that? Where do you get your information? Please back it up with fact.November 16, 2008 at 4:16 pm #193548
For every manufacturing job lost, two jobs were created. As for facts….please explain the record low unemployment from 2001 to 2007. Yes, sometimes jobs move overseas. So some shoelaces are now made in China instead of Dayton.
Ultra-conservative? You mean straight, christian white guys, right? You sound real tolerant.
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