Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Yeah, it takes a very talented chef to burn a hole through a frying pan! Who knew I was so talented!!! Wow, maybe we shouldn't have bought the cheap pots and pans! Well, I'm not sure who to blame it on, the pan or the cook. Probably a little bit of both. Well, needless to say, we have been eating out since the "burn a hole through the pan" incident. Hopefully we will get our stove hooked up soon so I can start cooking again.
Oh yeah, one more thing (I tell ya, everyday is a new adventure here. You never know what's going to happen). We got to school today only to find out that the school "pet" python got out of his cage and is no where to be seen. Yeah, talk about freaky. I am constantly looking and listen because I just know that this snake is going to show it's pretty little head in my office! Oh, another day, another adventure. I wonder what's going to happen tomorrow...
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
On a more exciting note, Rob and I found a place to live. We have an apartment that is only 2 blocks from the school! Yeah! I have never lived so close to the place I work. I'll have to take pictures and post them. It is a great place but has a few little quirks that are quite interesting. Well, everything has been going great with our new place until we had to go shopping. Rob and I attempted to go to the grocery store by ourselves. That was quite the experience. Everything was just so different. From the bread to the fruits to the place where you put your grocery basket. We had quite the experience trying to figure things out. At one point I just got so overwhelmed that we just ended our trip and left. So, we came home with out much food. The next day, one of the missionaries took me grocery shopping at a place where most of the missionaries do their shopping and I had a much better experience! I was never happier to see Jiff peanut butter in my life. This grocery store actually had quite a few thing that I recognized!!! I was so happy! We even found barbecue sauce (and if you know Daspits that is quite important!) We won't starve now!!! Anyway, I know what grocery store I will be shopping at. Tonight's dinner: chicken broccoli alfredo with wheat pasta! Yeah! our first American meal since we got here! The food is good here, I think we just need a little taste of home! Anyway I better go. Love you all!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
After our culture shocking car ride, we arrived at the guesthouse which is where we will be staying until we can find an apartment or house to rent. The guest house is on the campus of the elementary and high school. The campus is really beautiful! It's so green! There are plants trees and grass everywhere. I will have to take pictures and post them!
After getting settled into our rooms, we went over to the Principal's house for lunch, where we tried some of the local fruit!! I think I am going to really like trying so many new fruits! They're so different, but really good.
The rest of our day was filled with getting a tour of the school and neighborhood, and we even made it to a local mall! That was quite the experience! I have never felt so out of place. The mall was crowded, and everyone was staring at us! That's just one of the many things we are going to have to get use to. I knew it before we got here, but it is quite a different actuallyliving it. We will get stared at all the time.
We made it back to the guesthouse at about 6pm and we were exhausted. We fell asleep at about 7pm. I slept pretty good, but I did wake up at about 1:30am and could not get back to sleep for about an hour. My goal was to sleep until 5 am and I woke up at 5:15am! Not bad!
Well, I will keep trying to blog our experience here and will even try to take some pictures so you can get a little taste of what it's like here!