A Very Good Day

A lot of things have been good today. Joel arrived back from his travels this morning after an excellent time seeing family.

It rained last night and really cooled things down. It was cloudy and cooler most of the day today also. I took advantage of it and spent quite a bit of time cleaning up the yard. It doesn’t take a lot of maintenance but after being gone a couple months myself, it’s in need of a bit of TLC.

Some of the front yard is looking much better. I won't show you the back yard for a while though ;)

Some of the front yard is looking much better. I won’t show you the back yard for a while though 😉

The water went out but it happened after the kitchen was cleaned up and all the dishes done. It came back on later in the afternoon so by the time I came in from the yard, dirty and sweaty, I was able to have a nice shower.

The neighbors are adding a much needed extra bedroom. My friend has her daughter and grandson living there, and her son, all in a two bedroom house. The son and a couple other guys are doing the work and along with the sawing and clanking of rebar there was tons of laughter and fun, nice to hear.

There is a chicken in the oven and it smells really good.

I have great friends. I invited my German friend for dinner a couple nights ago because there was a German cyclist staying here, and it was such a good evening. That was right after I visited my former Spanish teacher and we always have a very good time together. The cyclist will be back tomorrow so I think we’ll do a repeat of the fun dinner.

I feel better. I was just sort of sick, tired, didn’t feel like eating, sore throat, nothing serious but enough I didn’t feel like doing much. But a few days ago, suddenly, almost like flipping a light switch, it just left. These things make you realize what a gift it is to be healthy.

It’s raining again, not the crazy I can’t believe how much water is coming down downpour, but a nice steady rain and it’s really cool this evening. (OK, you will laugh, It’s 76 on the terrace thermometer, but I’m going to need my long pants soon)

Did I mention that Joel is home and sitting beside me this evening?

It’s a very good day.

About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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8 Responses to A Very Good Day

  1. Carole says:

    Love the heliconia in your back yard. I have a plant in the front yard. Nice to hear Joel is back, after all your travels alone must be nice to have company again.


    • I got lucky with the heliconias. They were growing in a vacant lot, I grabbed a start, and they have done well here. Yes, thanks, it is nice to be together 🙂


  2. William says:

    Hey Kris this is Bill and Jill from Georgia, we are here in Panama in Boquete for 30 days,, Jill and myself would like to Meet you and Joel while we are here.. e-mail me back at billgold1828@yahoo.com.. Well guess i better get to bed, Jill just turned the light off.. Well y’alll take care, and hope to hear back from you soon.

    Billl, and Jill


  3. Love this positive post! Life is always good – you just have to concentrate on the things you’re thankful for. And there’s usually so much, once you give it some thought. 🙂


  4. nickgrimshawe says:

    Hi Kris, I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now, and enjoying each article you post. I am looking at Panama for my winter escape this year in or around David. So the information and detail help me visualize what it will be like, pro and cons. Thanks for the tour of the bus station by the way. The more you see these things, the more familiar they will look when I arrive. Keep up the great work.



    • Thank you 🙂 I’m glad you are enjoying the blog. Sometime I try to post information about things that I found difficult or confusing myself at first. Thanks for mentioning that and reminding me that I should still do that now and then.


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