Trouble found me in paradise which leads to a new adventure.

Well im gonna tell the story as it happened.It’s a little personal but since my life is a pretty open book here we go. Briefly what has been happening is I have a neighbor. He is a mixed race Rasta man about 6t 2 inches 210 lbs about 35 years old. My builder Barney originally asked him if he could use water from his house to mix cement while building my house and that I would pay his water bill I was going to keep getting water from him.That is how I met him.Later he wanted me to buy internet from him whereby he would install a system that would supposedly project wifi from his house to mine and I could pay him a one time $300 and get a permanent signal for $20 a month.I said that was too much so he said $150. I said I would do it if I got a good signal because I cant have internet installed without a residency card.Well the deal kept changing, the installer didnt show up for many days, finally neighbor comes over one day and wants $200 right away because he says a man will install it that night and that he paid him already. He shows me a receipt from the guy and the receipt has no signature and no company name and the guy is doing the installation as a side job. I tell him again I need to have the service installed first before I pay. He gets mad says …don’t you trust me…. I say no , as I am getting mad at this point too. He leaves angry and cuts off my water which was a big hassle and he festers over it and while I am gone on vacation he tells one of my workers that he almost had me robbed and that he is still planning to have my house robbed by his wonderful criminal associates. I think about this for awhile and I buy a gun. He does not speak to me when I pass his house nor I to him.

Then weeks later an electrical pole that holds a line to his house gets bent over, probably hit by a vehicle and he blames the truck from the hardware store that delivers materials to me. While they deliver materials to me he argues with them outside loudly to get them to pay for it and they refuse and deny hitting the pole. He then comes over extremely furious to my house and is screaming that I need to pay him for the damage that MY people caused. My builder is in the front yard saying he wants to talk to me so I put my gun in my waist under my t shirt and go out. Neighbor starts screaming and threatening and I say its not my responsibility.He is out of control and I know what out of control looks like and he tries to open my gate to come at me in my yard, it doesn’t open so he yanks on it real hard as if to break it open and the way its set up it will break.I thought he was gonna break thru the next time he yanked it and attack me so I pulled the gun and said get back. He was afraid and went away cursing me. I wanted to stop this escalation so I had Barney contact him. I offered to pay for the pole and not press charges against him for trying to break onto my property in exchange he would not go to the police which he was about to do saying a gringo dude put a gun in his face. Note. it is not legal for me to have a gun. I tell him I want to just be normal neighbors. He goes away and communicating thru my builder he tries to get me to pay $1000 to make the problem go away. I say no ill fix the pole and give $100. He has me meet his 300 lb friend who operates a burglary ring. This fat boy who incidentally stole my buddy Johns bike headlight,explains that I need to pay $600 or the neighbor gets me arrested plus other people beat me up. I pay the $600 not because of the threat to be beat up but because I don’t want to go to have to go to court for having a gun and im gonna pay a lawyer that much anyway. This seems to appease the neighbor we shake hands twice.I figure its over. 2 days later my house is burglarized while I am out for an hr
My gun and a computer are stolen from the bedroom. I had max the dog chained to the front door because he tears the place up out of separation anxiety when I am away. That day I was supposed to have the remaining gap in the roof gable area filled in with boards so that no one could get in the house, but Barney my builder got busy on another job. So I no longer felt comfortable in my house especially since he got my gun because it is in a dark jungle area with the psychopath as my nearest neighbor who is casing my house out 24 ..7
I could rent the house and live in town quite safely but I was so disgusted by the whole thing that I decided to travel again and leave for awhile. So I had Barney move into my house until it is rented and gave my dog to my very friendly neighbor Oscar who helped take care of him while I was on vacation. Max actually prefers being with him because he has a dog which max is always trying to see
And so I went off on a new adventure and moved to San Jose to live with my oldest friend here, Bill the American former jet pilot who owns property next to my country house in the mountains. I am now staying at Bills apt in the most beautiful extremely secure complex that I have ever seen. In a few days we are going to move from his apt to what I consider a mansion house that is in the compound and split the rent of 1k a month.The house has 3 large bedrooms 3 tvs, a sunken liv room,,chandelier din room, hot water, cable, wifi and all util paid and comes with free maid service. See pics.Bill knows many young women and is arranging for me to meet some of them. I am a few min drive to walmart casinos,malls ,mcdonalds taco bells etc.
There is crime in the city as even the cab driver last night who took me to Bills tried to charge me double and then passed off counterfeit money to me when giving me change which I discovered when I tried to buy some stuff at the Chinese store. Still the compound is like an oasis with 13 houses surrounded by an extremely high fence,a restaurant,our own pool, tennis courts and small soccer field.It looks like the garden of eden. Today I met the owner, and older single women who is looking for a boyfriend, she is very friendly to me and didn’t ask for a deposit or references or anything.She implied that she needs a manager for her properties so Bill and I are going to propose to her that we manage these houses and make her more money by keeping them occupied so it could be that I get a very lucrative job here.I promised myself I would take a month before making any decisions so we will see.
I miss all my friends in Puerto Viejo and particularly my dog max I felt bad about.The last night I spent I came home after leaving max loose in the house to protect from further burglaries and when I came in I was starting to cry telling him how much I loved him and would miss him. Then I went around the corner and saw that he had finished tearing up another pair of sandals and my bedsheets so I called him a fucking piece of shit. Such is the love hate relationship I have with this dog.
Puerto Viejo is very beautiful and has gorgeous beaches but the down side is it is hot and humid,prices are high and there is crime. In San Jose the weather is absolutely gorgeous all year long being 3500 ft above sea level it is 10 egrees cooler then the rain forest and food prices are cheaper.
If the SHTF Bill and I can make it to our homes in Turrialba where we can very safely live off the land if need be. I have come out of the third world primitive conditions into first world luxury. The last week has been extremely stressful and I have analysed what happened over and over in my mind. I probably shouldn’t have told the psychopath I didn’t trust him and pulling the gun caused me problems because I dont think the psycho will ever get over it. He said I disresepcted him in HIS hood. I have thought long and hard about getting revenge even including hiring a Nicaragan voodoo magic man to cast a hex on his house so he will have to move out. My friend and spiritual mentor Nancy advised me to let it go so I have been practicing EFT tapping which reprograms my subconscious to see the Christ in the damn psycho. As you can tell I am not completely reprogrammed yet. I believe it is through suffering that we learn and every cloud has a silver lining
Below are pics of the house I am moving to. One of the pics has the owner and me in it.


7 thoughts on “Trouble found me in paradise which leads to a new adventure.

  1. Martin, it seems worse there than sunning on Siesta Key with a cocktail from Captain Curts. Not to be a downer or anything but might you come home?

  2. My current intention is that I will not go back to live in the least not permanently.The US is in collapse mode imo becoming a third world country. Life in Costa Rica is much cheaper much simpler , tranquil and close to nature. Despite my unfortunate luck with one lone nut,I have loved my experiences here except for this setback.I cant stand the summers in Fl from May until Oct too damn hot.
    btw I will try to read the materials you suggested but I don’t do books very well.I prefer reading online.

  3. Maybe a place not so remote and rustic? It’s a shame as the property looks amazing and in 10 years beach front Costa Rica will be worth a mint. You can’t live where someone would feel comfortable killing you for disrespect…..that’s just nuts.

    • True Liz. I will say the neighbor problem has been solved so I have no fear about returning and living in Puerto viejo however I like where I am better so I will continue to stay here in Sarchi and rent my house and eventually sell it for a profit.

  4. well the pics above are where I am at now in san jose area but my beach house is 400 meters from the beach but yeah I intend to live in less remote places unless the shtf in which case I have a remote place to go.

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