|Retired in the Philippines|
|Eric Hine | April, 20 2018 09:03 AM | Comments (0)|
Welcome to my Blog!
After 30 years in the Canadian Military, I decided to Retire in the Philippines!
If you had of told me that ten years ago, I would have never believed you! :)
Life down here is not always easy, if your living on a small income. Sometimes just trying to look after the family and buy enough foods to get us thru another week is hard enough.
As well finding a place to live is just as difficult, as renting can soon become very expensive, unless you rich, then no worries right. We found a place that was large enough for our family and close to all the schools, and 6 months into our lease, the landlord showed up wanting her house back. :(
Thank Goodness my Wife is a Real Estate Officer and found us a place to Live! I thought once the monthly down payment was finished a year later we could move in, and everything would be fine... but NO... we hired the wrong person to expand our place and add a couple of extra bedrooms. He messed it all up and did everything wrong...
We have been busy trying to renovate it on our own for some time, but it got to be too much, so we hired another guy, and that didn't turn out very well either... Again everything got all messed up... :(
I also noticed how they build houses down here... Nothing like a North American house at all!... They have a knack for making work projects out of just about everything... even the walls are covered in some sort of white dust...and if you try painting over it, the paint will just peel off later... so you must really be a handyman or watch youtube videos to educate yourself!
So it's been a couple of years now, and were still working on our house...
Retired Canadian Soldier
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