Things are going south

My family has made a wild and wonderful decision for our immediate future: we are going to move to Costa Rica for at least a year. costa-rica-map

“What?” some of you gasp. “Why on earth would they do that?”

Well people, it’s because when life gives you lemons, you make lemonadeCLICHE ALERT!  [Come on, Mara. You’re a writer, you can do better than that.] Um. When life gives you a pile of dung, fertilize your garden? That doesn’t sound so nice. When life looks bleak, put on some sunglasses and move to a tropical country? Sure. That sounds about right.

And we’ve made another decision. We’re leaving mid-September whether or not our house is sold yet because we’re tired of keeping the damn thing clean when we only get one viewing a week!

Meet our new neighbor. He likes to steal anything you might keep in a bag and wolf down sugar packets if given the chance. We call him Munchie.

White-faced Capuchin Monkey