Hello, Thanks for answering my last questions. Even though I still wake up some mornings wondering if I'm really going to do this, I think the time has come for me to take the plunge and jump in. You may send me the contract to sign. From the time I first saw the price on lot 25, on your web site, until now, it seems to be such a close fit for what I had in mind that I can hardly believe it. It is also the only one I can really afford. My monthly payment on the property closer to San Isidro would have been almost twice as much. It would have been good for Richard's type of gardening- veg and fruit. Maybe he should look at it! My good friend Gary who is one of the elders at Millersburg church gave me the whole Sunday school hour yesterday to share my trip and experience with the class. A few suggested I might take a bit more time to look around. But I'm satisfied. I feel I've done my homework. The whole chain of events leading me to this point also seems so unlikely that I can't help but feel it was God's leading and that this is what I'm supposed to be doing now. I never expected to find a property so soon, so easily and with such a good fit, compared to everything else I/ve looked at or heard about. I don't know what more I could ask for. It ocurred to me that maybe He feels I need to get started planting palm trees very soon. I've been saying that at my age I don't feel I have the luxury of spending a lot of time looking for a place. And if I would rent for two years to look around, I might have spent twice the down payment with nothing to show for it. If I live as long as my mother's 92 years then I'll enjoy Costa Rica for many years. My father died of Hodgkin's disease at 72. We never know, do we? My mother said that like me, he never took the same road home that he went out on; I think I know where my curiosity and zest for learning came from even though my constant whys as a child frustrated him sometimes. Speaking of which, is the first monthly payment due with the down payment or a month later? I have planted over 75 varieties of seeds in the past week. I'm hoping for lots of sales this summer. Thank you for all the time you've spent with me and for giving me all the time I've needed to come to this decision. I really appreciate it. It's been good getting to know you, your family and community and southern Costa Rica in the weeks I was down there. Such a good, satisfying experience. Sincerely, Stan