Heather Wilton

Bill on March 21st, 2008

It turns out that there are 26 species of snake to be found on the island of Hispaniola. My previous research had confirmed that none of the 26 are poisonous, and the few snakes we’d actually encountered appeared to be friendly in a slim and green non-threatening tropical sort of way. So that’s what I […]

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Bill on January 16th, 2008

Hi, Well, Heather and Chad have been here for a few days and seem to be enjoying themselves. They’re quite good guests, largely self-entertaining, they cook, and–most importantly–they religiously follow the pretty stringent water conservation practices of the casa, about which more, later. As I said, they’re pretty independent and require no hand-holding. Nevertheless, they’ve […]

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Bill on January 8th, 2008

Hi, We’ve been preparing for our first house-guests when Heather and her pal Chad arrive on Thursday for 10 days or so. The preparations have taken on a little more substantial cast than we’d originally planned. For example, in anticipation of a satisfactory bid from our carpenter, I’d removed a portion of the decayed deck […]

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Bill on January 6th, 2008

Hi, Denise and I sprinted the 65 or 70 kilometers to El Limon on Friday to the lumber yard (“WOOD, ONLY WOOD!”) to get some treated lumber to replace the porch on the bungalow and a few of the elevated walkways over the uneven lava terrain in the garden. It turns out that our jeepeta, […]

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Bill on January 2nd, 2008

Hi, I gave myself a break from intensive gardening today and attended to plumbing issues preparing for Heather and her pal Chad to visit a little over a week from now. I know that she’ll appreciate running water and the perfectly functioning toilet that were my accomplishments today. Houses, like bodies, seem to fare best […]

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