The Spanish teacher, Elizabeth, from our little one-room school had asked Kevin if he would be able to hang a white new board in her classroom. He had told it wouldn't be a problem and would go sometime this week. Today was the day. We had to remove the big, black chalk board first. When we took it down, there was mold all over the wall and the back of the board. Terrible... I was wondering what that musty smell was... well, I got my answer. I went home and got some bleach and a lime. I washed the wall down to make sure there wasn't any more mold. Then Kevin installed the handmade brackets he created. And then we hung the white board up. We did the same in the kitchen. The English school teacher uses the kitchen as a classroom a lot of the time, so having a white board will be helpful. And while we were there, Kevin installed the new extractor hood over the stove. It's been sitting on the counter for the last two months, we're told. Had we known, Kevin would have gone over sooner. Oh well, it's done now. Everyone seems very happy. Kevin is definitely earning the reputation of being Rio Blanco's handyman. He's got the tools and the know-how. He's a good man to have around, that's for sure!
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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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