Kevin and I went to San Marcos this afternoon. One of the tires on the SUV got a puncture, so Kevin replaced it with our spare. We wanted to get the damaged tire repaired as soon as possible. We needed to fill up one of the propane tanks, get some fresh fruit and some meat. And Kevin needed to buy some fuses, too. We got to the tire repair place and they charged us... wait for it... $2.60 to fix the tire. Then, Kevin asked for some fuses and he paid 6 cents each (to put things in perspective, they cost approximately $2.50 for just one fuse in Canada). Six large mangos cost $2.80 and 8 cents per banana (yes, they charge per banana).
Then, we went into the Vehicle Registration office to replace our yearly sticker for the one that melted in the fire and they didn't charge us a penny! Awesomeness!
We're always careful how we spend our money... we've become quite frugal, trying not to be wasteful. Living like a Tico definitely helps. We rarely buy packaged foods now, preferring to practice a more 'from earth to table' mentality. We stopped by a nursery to have a look at avocado and sweet mandarin plants. We bought three mandarin plants... they will take three years before they produce any fruit, but we already look forward to plucking some fresh mandarins right off our own trees. Each tree cost us $4 each.
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