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by Putenio
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: 6.1 los lagos, 5.4 coqimbo quake
Replies: 30
Views: 3404

Re: 6.1 los lagos

Standing in the house in Valle Volcanes, felt at first a bit like a shock wave through the floor of the concrete foundation, a shift, then the waves that slowly diminished. Light fixtures on the ceiling were moving a bit. Started taking bets on magnitude. Nothing like the 2010 quake - that was like ...
by Putenio
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 117
Views: 8601

Re: Where Should I Start?

Uf.... another successful graduate from Trump University, Latin-American Studies Dept... Is this another personal attack that contributes nothing to the conversation? I perceive it as just troll bait. If you don't like the point, fact, or perspective - why not present a coherent argument to the con...
by Putenio
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 117
Views: 8601

Re: Where Should I Start?

adding to timeline 1989, dependent, US Embassy Staff. Was told the Ambassador (or admn, or someone with authority) said I couldn't study at UdeChile - too communist, problems, international relation issues - but the Catolica was fine. They took care of all the paperwork for admissions, initial trans...
by Putenio
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 117
Views: 8601

Re: Where Should I Start?

He should tell it from his point of view and recollection. He's invited us to add to the conversation. If we have an alternative view, source, or information to offer, why not simply post it? If personal challenges and ad hominem attacks were set aside, this could be an interesting "timeline" of per...
by Putenio
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: September 18th warning
Replies: 27
Views: 1612

Re: September 18th warning

Our Covepa calendar has holiday red Sept 18-20; 22, but the whole week is a holiday for many - and most (private) schools have the week off. UNAB (Universidad Andres Bello) also has the whole week (Sept 16-22) for the holiday. This week is a pre-holiday celebration as well. Saturday (7), Wednesday (...
by Putenio
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: What would you tell a Chilean Senator about the new immigration law?
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: What would you tell a Chilean Senator about the new immigration law?

This one is a repeat, but worth it. We've been in Chile for over 10 years, presence in Chile for coming up on 30 years, RUT number in the 14.XXX.XXX We are eligible for citizenship - but the certificate of antecedentes from the USA, the process, and the time limit to get it all done is an challenge....
by Putenio
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 117
Views: 8601

Re: Where Should I Start?

You mentioned entering the airport and while not a question, I thought I would share. I remember entering the small national airport in 1989. There was a wall window on the second floor, and inspectors looked down on arriving passengers. There was a red light and a green light - green to go, red to ...
by Putenio
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Chile Forum is 13 YEARS OLD!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: Chile Forum is 13 YEARS OLD!!!

Congratulations!
by Putenio
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 117
Views: 8601

Re: Where Should I Start?

Wow. Thank you for the confirmation as my first response was dismiss as a prank.
by Putenio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Eucalyptus Board foot cost?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Eucalyptus Board foot cost?

I have 10H of Eucalytpus south of PV, in that 20 year range (from I "I can almost put my arms around it" to we'd need 3 people to reach around its diameter size) that we use for renewable firewood, on a yearly rotating basis (cut, stacked, dried in 2018 is burned a year later in 2019, for example). ...
by Putenio
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building plans/ regulations in Los Lagos area.
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Building plans/ regulations in Los Lagos area.

I can't speak to competency, though I am aware once they receive their title/degree, they no longer have the professional development and certification requirements every five years or so like the US. Regardless, correct, we did the designs - they did the paperwork, process & protocol, and rubber st...
by Putenio
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building plans/ regulations in Los Lagos area.
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Building plans/ regulations in Los Lagos area.

It is best to do it right from the start, get an architect on board as they, like a lawyer, know how to get things done - they know people, they know the system. It may be the case that once the architect is in place it could move quickly - building while you do some of the paperwork. We do our cons...