Monday, July 28, 2008

Pic of the Day: Flea Market in Buenos Aires

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I don't remember where this pic was taken in BsAs. But I like the way it turned out. Now that I have some time on my hands, I'm going through the old pics from BsAs and pulling out some of my favorites to share with you. I hope you like them.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Spanish Classes in Buenos Aires: Hablar en Buenos Aires

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Need to learn spanish while you are in Buenos Aires? I can't think of anyone better than Marco Luccón with Hablar en Buenos Aires.

I took two spanish classes a week from Marco for a good portion of my time in Buenos Aires. In fact, after my daughter fired me as her home school teacher, Marco stepped up to the plate and won her over as both a history and spanish teacher.

Classes are held in Marco's apartment in Palermo (off Plaza Güemes) and are only AR $30 per hour. He is great for both beginner and advanced students. So if you are struggling with that whole "vos sos" thing—give Marco a call.



Fort Worth Texas at Sunset

They say you can never go back home again. I don't know about that.

My wife and I are have been staying in Fort Worth the last week—the place we consider home. This is where the west begins. Home to cowbosys and culture. And, it is where our relationship began right out of college. My wife was even born and raised here. Me, I was born and raised 30 minutes down I-35.

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. That must be true. I have fallen in love with Fort Worth all over again and we are now looking for a house here.

Before, I could never see raising a family here because of crime or schools. But now, I realize it can't be any worse than where we were living before. And besides, with all of the Barnet Shale money rolling in things are booming here.

However, I am still going to give Austin one last chance. We were committed to Austin as our target for landing after Argentina. But, sticker price got the best of me. Fort Worth has a lot going for it and is very affordable compared to Austin.

We really could live anywhere we wanted to. But Fort Worth has always felt like home. And that is what is important.

Don't worry. We love Buenos Aires and Argentina too much to stay away for long. We'll be back.

Soon I hope.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Life has been one big roller coaster the last few weeks...

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Originally uploaded by Hey Paul

Man life has been one big roller coaster for my family lately. I recently left Buenos Aires because of a huge medical scare with my wife. I can't say too much out of respect for my wife's privacy. However, things looked really bad and scary.

After being told this nightmare had a 10% chance of not being true, we placed all of our chips on that 10%. We came out roses. The last test came back and cleared her of everything but a nasty infection.

Now we are stuck back in the US for awhile. Don't worry I'll still be posting about life in BA. Although it looks like we will be stuck in Norman, Oklahoma of all places. I might have to change the name of the blog to A Texas-EX in OU Country.

The way I look at it, it is a small price to pay to know that my wife will be by my side for years to come... Well OK, it is a big price to pay for any Texas-EX, but she is worth it. I love her that much.