Monthly Archives: August 2010

Housekeeping – While I Am Away

I will be away for the rest of the month, I will try to respond to emails and blog comments, but it may be on a sporadic basis.

I hope to complete the sale of the Paul Nunes pickup when I return. To see the pickup and to make an offer while I am out, contact Jorge Cedeño 6461-2970 or send me an email with your offer to

Take care and enjoy yourself. I can assure you that I will do the same.

First meeting of *Boquete Film Arts*

Hi Don Ray,

My name is Jay Hochstein and I’m starting a film making club at BCP. I would appreciate it if you would add my announcement for the first meeting to your blog.

Thank you,


*Did you ever think it might be interesting or fun to work on a film project?* Do you have an idea that you think would make a great screenplay? Do you want to help make films with the goal of having a BCP film festival? *Join the club.* If you have experience in, or want to learn how to be a *Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Editor, or Film Actor, *or work with* camera, lighting, and sound or just want to learn more about film making,* you are invited to attend the first meeting of *Boquete Film Arts* to be held at *BCP on Friday, August 20, from 10:30-12:30.* Come to learn, Come to share, come to make films.

Volcan August TOWN MEETING

The monthly Cerro Punta/Volcan Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at our venue, Restaurante Polineth ( Paul’s) in Volcan on the road to Cerra Punta approximately 1/2 mile up from the police station. In our meetings at this venue, Paul serves up many unique dishes for our palates. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM with discussion following the presentation. For your calendar, Town Meetings are always held on the second Wednesday of the month.

Last month, we featured three different speakers on different topics. Mr. Bill Fullerton updated us on the hospital to be built here in Volcan starting soon. Mr. Hunter Schultz spoke to us about his air ambulance service available for medical emergencies from David to Panama City. And, Chris McCall addressed us about what to do about electrical outages and provided information about alternative energy sources as a back-up to existing electrical services.

This month, we have two speakers for our August meeting. Continue reading Volcan August TOWN MEETING

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale – Submit your Bid

Sold! Thank you Lord!

Yesterday I received the final paperwork that will allow the sale of the Paul Nunes Pickup. It is now registered and has insurance paid for one year.

I have had Carlos Saldana at Auto Servicios provide me an estimate of its value in Panama and he said it should bring at least $15,000, so that is the target price I am hoping to get. Submit your bid. When the bids are in I will confer with the heirs to see if the offer is acceptable. I want to thank Carlos who serviced the pickup and assisted me in cleaning it inside and outside.

The original sticker price was $32,000. It is a V-8 gasoline engine and has 126,000 miles on it. I have driven the pickup and it runs and drives very good. It has all the bells and whistles. It is a 4X4.

It is used by a building contractor and has a special metal frame, as seen in the photos, for carrying lumber. It also has a custom lockable metal storage that should have a value in the US of around $350.

The tires, including the spare, are all in good condition. The is very clean and appears to have been well taken maintained. I had hoped to have this sold before I left on vacation, but I don’t think that is going to be possible. This post will remain on top until the pickup is sold.

It will be available to be seen by appointment now and while I am out of the country. You can submit a bid by writing or by leaving a sealed bid with Jorge Cedeño at Restaurante Mana.
This is the last of the items from the Paul Nunes estate. If you need a truck, make a bid. There are several tools that will be included with the pickup. I see no need for a special auction. A reasonable offer on the pickup will receive the tools as well. There is a small ACE table saw, a heavy duty drill, lots of wrenches, levels and other items.

UPDATE Aug 4: This post is strictly for answering questions about this vehicle. If you have a question, leave the question as a comment and I will do my best to answer it. If you want to discuss buying and selling things in Panama,  the value of your car, the price of eggs in China or anything else then go to some discussion group and discuss it. If you want to bid on this car use the email address above of contact Jorge and he will email me.

UPDATE August 17: I have removed the current bid at the bidders request. If you are interested in the truck pass on your level of interest to Jorge as mentioned above.

Photos follow:

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