Monthly Archives: September 2007

Por Que Hospital Chiriquí

Recently a call went out on the Panama Yahoo groups for a blood donation for a local Chiriquí gringa. However, it has come to my attention that the hospital would not take donations from anyone over 60 years of age. I further understand that they would not accept blood donations from anyone that had traveled to the US within the last six months.

Neither, of these exceptions for donors, make any sense to me. I wish someone would give me some rational for their position. My uncle donated blood in the states well into his 80’s. Does the hospital think it is better for a person to die than to receive blood from a healthy person over 60? Could this possibly mean that the hospital doesn’t have the ability to properly screen the blood for problems?

What do you think? Inquiring minds want to know.

Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?

House For Sale in Algarrobo

I received the following email from a reader of Chiriquí Chatter. As always, this carries my standard disclaimer. This post is not an endorsement for this property. You are responsible for doing your own due diligence. For further information, please contact the seller directly.

I’m selling my house in Algarrobos, Residencial Altamar #1, 1sth Ave 1sth Street

I am attaching some general information (in Spanish). I can provide anyone, that is interested, a PDF file containing photos.
The information below shows a market value of $32,000, but I’m asking for the buyer to pay the mortgage balance and government and bank taxes, so my selling price is $28,200.

Any interested person may contact me:
Rodrick Miranda
Cell phone: 6430-2208

Below is the attached information about the property. Continue reading House For Sale in Algarrobo

I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.

Last Step For My New Driver’s License

Today was the day that I had been told to return to the Chiriquí Mall and pick up my driver’s license. When I went to where I had dropped off the paperwork, the lady said my license had expired and I needed to go to another office, outside and around the corner.

I knew my license expired in October, but I thought I would have to come back in October and go through some more paperwork. As I walked to the office, I was prepared for the worst. It seems like I can never get things done all that efficiently, so I am having to learn patience.

I went in the office that is in the photo below. The front of this office faces the theaters.
Continue reading Last Step For My New Driver’s License

Shhhhhhh – It Is A Secret

Today was a special day for a special young lady. Today was Natalie’s birthday. Under the guise of getting her to help me with my driver’s license today, I got Natalie to go for a ride. Then I surprised her by taking her to TGI Friday’s for a birthday lunch. She really didn’t want to go in, but I and her mother finally convinced her. It was not easy.

We all had a very nice meal. Natalie has fried shrimp. Her mother had fish.

And I had a special steak that they are currently running. Continue reading Shhhhhhh – It Is A Secret

Some People Create Work For Themselves

I happen to be one of those people that manage to create work when others would leave well enough alone. That is what I continually do with my computer environment. I hear that a muscle that isn’t used atrophies. That being the case, I guess I am just causing my brain to remain healthy. I always have more work for it to do, whether the work is worthwhile or not.

My latest mental exercise is related to the PC I just got back from the shop. When I bought the components for this PC a year and a half ago, my plan was to put Linux on it. However, before I got to do that, my XP PC hard drive died and I had to move XP to the new PC. Linux got put on the back burner.

When I got a new hard drive for my old PC, I put UBUNTU on it and dedicated the XP PC for the training of English for a couple of students. The older PC now became my primary PC for me to learn Linux.

Then recently, the XP PC started dieing (the problem that was just solved). I replaced the XP PC with my Mac Mini for the English training. I was afraid the XP PC had a costly problem, but it turned out to be minor. Continue reading Some People Create Work For Themselves