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    Bud Huber
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
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  1. We have called Big Daddy's Grill on some weekends during our lockdown for home delivery service. One such order was a birthday celebration, and Chris did a special steak order for us. It was an imported rib-eye cut, and incredible food. This past weekend we did another Saturday order, again for a special steak order, which Chris did a superb job. Bryan of the GoGoose Delivery service delivered our order, right on time (even though it was in the middle of some heavy rain). We highly recommend take out or delivery orders from Big Daddy's Grill. Great food, great customer service, and r
  2. We have a very good general contractor that takes care of all of our home maintenance needs. I am reluctant to publish his contact information here because he is very busy. If you send me a PM (private message) or an email (see my signature block, below) or call me then we can talk in more detail. He is bilingual.
  3. Thanks for the additional clarification. Hopefully there will be a denial. There are too many variations on lifestyle and residency arrangements. Some people rent with utilities included and have no car, so they have no proof of their physical residence within Boquete, or automobile insurance, etc. Or how about a spouse whose utilities are in the other's name? Etc., etc., etc. It is nice (comforting, perhaps?) that the mayor wishes us all to be healthy and happy, but the means to achieve such should not be Draconian.
  4. Another home run for great food, fantastic service (home delivery), and for a good cause (ACCBoquete and DogCamp Boquete). If I was forced to fault something it would be too much food, but that is good for leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Congratulations to all who worked on this.
  5. I picked up the proper form from Penny Tuesday morning (05/26) as soon as my mobility window opened up, and trundled immediately to Banco Nacional. They were closed. Duh. I was not aware of their new schedule. Banco Nacional is open in the afternoons of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; it is open in the mornings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. So I returned to Banco Nacional yesterday (Thursday, May 28th) as my first stop when my mobility window opened up. I was in and out in about seven minutes. There were very few bank customers. Processing of the tasa unica form was slow
  6. Going off-topic in one way, but still on-topic about the text I quoted above. Been trying to pay the tasa unica (the annual "fee"/"tax" for our foundation), but without success. This government fee has to be paid in cash at either Banco Nacional or Caja de Ahorros (two governmental banking institutions here in Panama). My trips to Banco Nacional in Boquete have been unsuccessful. Sure, I get to the bank with cash in pocket, but they don't have the correct form on which to document the payment. Thus no transaction is allowed. I finally got out of the bank manager (on my last trip last
  7. I got my flu shot today, given that today (May 7th) is a guy's day to be out and about. I arrived about 11:06AM. Total time for me was about ten minutes. I was a bit more lucky than Marcelyn in finding a parking place at the corner across from the mayor's office (where the small ponies typically are located on holiday weekends). Marcelyn described the procedure quite well. Here is a picture of the flu shot station. When I arrived, there was one man waiting in front of me (that is him in the photo). Upon my exit a few minutes later there were 13 men lined up waiting for their turn fo
  8. We also bank at Multibank (and only Multibank). We have been pleased with customer support over the past many years, but NOT found a good solution to this current issue. The way I drive (it takes an hour for me to get to David) means that going to the Multibank branch in David is not an option. And other people who can make it to David and back in the allotted time window can't do our personal banking for us; it has to be us at the window. There are a lot of things we used to take for granted that now are under our looking glass for reassessment.
  9. Well aware of that. My reply was just an editorial comment about one thing that is happening right now.
  10. Cortizo's legacy is being written right now. It is being written by others, not by Cortizo, and I suspect he is not pleased.
  11. If you don't like the long lines for the grocery stores right now, think about the lines for the beauty salons, barber shops, and manicure/pedicure spas after they reopen. 🤪
  12. Tuesday, April 14th was a guys day for running errands. Marcelyn and I normally do not go into town on consecutive days, but there were rumors (bochinche) about possible stricter mobility constraints. We wanted to be sure that we were well stocked with essential food and supplies. I went to five different businesses. Other than waiting lines there was nothing unusual, with one exception. Upon parking at Mini Super El Dorado in Alto Boquete I saw the queue was about nine people - all guys, of course. I'm wearing a face mask and gloves, but manage to say hi to all in line as I moved to th
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