Living in Costa Rica #3: Alive an feeling good

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Blog entry by Occie gilliam posted 05-03-2011 03:35 AM 2899 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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the things i missed the most the 58 days i was in the hospital the first time was you guys and my computer.

my wife was there most of the time. what a great person she is. no one would have done a better job of taken cure of me while i was down, she will always be my angel

we are divorce now. and have been for over six month. i LOVE her dearly and she is my best friend. her to me also, but the time had come for us to go our own ways.
the age me 71 her 37 and her being married to a gringo with a little money got to be to much.
SHE is allergic saw dust and dog hear also . you know start sneezing and cant stop kind, the only answer at the time was for me to move to another area of the house, my house has five of these. she more then welcomed me with a fresh bath and fresh clothing, this arrangement wasn’t that bad, i like my own space to.

But we loved each other to much to separate and it was killing her, what the Tico’s were thinking of her, Tico”s; that what they call each other and it has nothing to do with food, they are the proudest people on the planet.

after a few months of separation she reconnected with an old friend she had lightly dated at fifteen and had stopped seeing because of the age different and his drinking, she did not approve of his drinking. she 15 he 25
the moment they got to back to gather you couldn’t pray them apart with a crowbar. they have a church weeding planed in a few months. I wonted to be best man but he wouldn’t hear of it.
we dont get to see each other that much now. he is very jealous of me. WOW what a complement.
but we have our moments. she gave up a lot by divorcing me. so it was never for the money.

how could i not love her; SHE is on of the best people i have ever known. i don’t have this crazy love for her. the love i have for her is from her being such a good person. she always gives 110%

One time she ask if i still loved her, i said yes. you still smell good, she thought I missed under stood what she had said and repeated herself and i gave the same answer. she was looking at me with this look of shock on her face.
So I said, when you stop loving some one they don’t smell god anymore. she is the most delicious tasting and smelling woman i have ever known.

I just had to say this to some one, thanks
life is good
this is the best group of people any where. thanks Martin all the other that help do this



-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 05:02 AM

How long have you been in Costa Rica? My father had retired there years ago. He lived in a town called alajuealla, not sure of the spelling. I had visited him several times before he passed. I really enjoyed it there and would like to return someday. He and my uncle bought some land in Puntermaralas on one of the coasts, not sure of the spelling of this also. My stepmother is also barred there.

-- Chuck

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Occie gilliam

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 06:41 AM

Hi Chuck
I came down in 01 and with in a week i know i wonted to live here
full time for the last six years and was married for three of them.
I plan on being barred here.
come on down i have a room you can use. I’m about 20 miles west of the San Jose airport witch is in the town your father lived in. I think it is spelled Alajuela witch is around 20miles west of San Jose
I live 2 miles E of San Ramon, Ala Occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 11:53 AM

G’day Occie, Hasn’t been a good year for you mate but it is good you can talk about it and know the people on here listen and help as much as they can. Time for you to get back into the shop and get the cob webs of the lathe and tools. Have you still got that piece of wood in your profile photo, I remember you had plans for it. Good you have your health and a nice place to live, must be nice there in Coasta Rico, look forward to your next post.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 04:05 PM

Thanks Bob, yes i have about twenty five of the rings left, I have started a few thing but nothing has gotten finished to show
I’m back on top of my game.
life is good.

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#5 posted 05-05-2011 05:24 PM

You know, occie, you have a beautiful place to live. I can see it in my mind when I close my eyes. I’m almost tempted to move down there myself but then I open my eyes and see reality staring me right in the face. I’m 60 and still have all kinds of obligations that I just can’t walk away from right now. I hope maybe me and the wife can one day find a place like yours, a beautiful place in the sun.

You know, occie, you may be coming into the best years of your life – I’ll just bet you are. You seem to have a wonderful outlook on life. May God always bless you and make you smile. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 05-05-2011 09:13 PM

Thanks Monkeyshines for all your kind words, yes i love it here and it took me about five
years clear every thing up and move down. i stayed a month the first time at the same place to get a feel how it would be to live here. you can stay a month for under $1500 including the flight.
thanks again, I just made you my buddy,

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 12:04 AM

Occie, I loved your post- about how you came to Costa Rica, came to love it, and married, and I
also loved all the pics. I,too, was thinking about going to visit Costa Rica, and experience what
it would be like to live in a warmer country. There is a lot to learn, however, and a person really
needs to know someone who ” knows the ropes” so to speak. I, too, love wood. Have you ever heard
of manzanita? What can be done with it? I hear it is a very hard wood, but it is very beautiful!
I sure would love it if you could give me some info on how to move to Costa Rica, what all
would be involved, the actual move, etc.
[email protected]

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