Monday, March 30, 2009
Mas informacion que Beto
Hey! I figured I'd give a little bit more details than my loving spouse. Right now we are living with a host family. We are here for 6 more weeks. Our host family is very nice. They fix us breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The mom is a retired teacher and the dad travels a lot because he is a motorist or truck driver, or something like that. My 2 house sister are Jeimy and Joli. Joli has an 8 month old baby boy named marcelo. Jeimy and Joli share the raising of the baby and cooking us food and washing our dishes. They are very very nice. Also a grandson lives in our house. He is 4 and his name is Fernando. He likes to sleep in and not go to school (I'm trying to bribe him into going with candy). Me and Bert have a really nice set up here too. We have a little apartment with our own toilet and shower!! It's a lot more privacy than our other home, bc we're not connected to the rest of the house. We have a front porch with a hammock on it, no AC but we have a fan. We also have our mosquito net up already, so we're ready for rainy season and the skeeters that come with it. Nobody lives in the room under us, and there aren't many bugs (except ants) since we're high up. We also have a mango tree which shades our house which is nice except in the middle of the night or morning when you get woken up by falling mangos. It sounds like a door is being slammed. But, we're getting used to it. Mangos are ripe and in season, but surprisingly I've only had one since I've been here. Other interesting things: We surveyed all last week using an abney level, and this week we will be working on an actual design using total stations and theodolites! For holy week, we will get to take day trips with our family to 3 different beaches. We'll also get to travel to danli to pick up another sister that is away for high school. Yay for seeing the country! Ok that's all for now - oh yeah Bert is getting better in his spanish!