Yippee! Our lawyer just e-mailed us to say congratulations - our residency procedures have been approved and we are now official residents of Costa Rica!
It only took nine months - kind of like a pregnancy I guess.
If you are looking for a lawyer, we highly recommend Romulo Pacheco, Pacheco, Marin and Asociados. Mr. Pacheco took care of everything for us, including getting our drivers' licences.
Everything has gone so smoothly throughout all of this adventure. Of course, planning helps! Still, we have a great lawyer, great doctor, great vet, great hairdresser and barber, great house and landlady, great friends, great weather ..... I need to come up with some new adjectives. Even the move down here, including Genny's trip, went off without a hitch.