I don't think Kevin and I can call ourselves lazy people. We don't always want to do our chores, but for the most part we enjoy our daily tasks and God knows we create more than enough projects for ourselves. It's part of our creative process for sure. However, not everything gets done quite as promptly as we plan. For instance, over a year ago now, we had Martin cut down a large hollow tree. It had several wasps nests inside, which was its own brand of danger, but mostly, we didn't want it to fall on anybody or damage our greenhouse. Martin cut the large trunk in several pieces and they've been left in the river all this time. I had all kinds of ideas of what to do with the trunks, but they're incredibly heavy to move so it was a case of 'mañana...mañana', then we got busy with other stuff and honestly we just kind of forgot about them. They quickly dropped off our priority list. Well, today, Martin and Kevin decided they would bring one of the pieces up. Our ideas was to use a hollow trunk and cover the casita's septic tank pipe. A green plastic pipe sticks out of the ground in the middle the green space, between the guesthouse and the river. Kevin and I scowl every time we look at it. The question was how would we (hahaha... I mean Kevin and Martin) drag the hollow trunk out of the riverbed. It's hollow, but still incredibly heavy. So, this is how it was done: I sat on our ATV, the winch cable was wrapped around the trunk and while I pressed the 'winch' button (that was pretty easy, actually) Kevin and Martin were supporting and guiding the trunk up the steep hill (a little less easy). Check out the slideshow...
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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