Sunday, January 9, 2011

Week 8

I was not good at taking photos for Project 365 this week, missing not one but two days :-(  Can't get too discouraged though; just have to figure there will be weeks like this every once in a while.

I've been meaning to share the progress on the house next door. The men have been busy plastering the exterior (stucco). In this photo you can see the block that hasn't been plastered yet. They're doing a really good job and it will look fabulous when it's all done. I wonder what color they'll paint it?
Houses are generally on pretty small lots and the buildings usually extend right to the edge of the property line or very close. Here you can see how near our house is to the neighbor's.
Have to say, I'm happy they don't have windows on the side by us -- can you imagine how awkward it would be to look out our dining room windows and see them inside their house less than six feet away?!

We spent part of the week in Sta. Rosa and Ivan really wanted me to be able to use my computer to check e-mail and blog. On Monday he wasted spent a lot of time on the phone with tech support trying to figure out how he could get the 3G thingie to work with my Mac. At one point he was trying to read tiny little numbers on the chip inside the 3G but couldn't so he took a photo and then enlarged it so he could see them better.
(I've blurred out the numbers since they identify our particular chip -- who knows what nefarious characters might be reading my blog and could use those numbers in the commission of a felony?)  (Okay, I have a seriously overactive imagination.)  (But I figure it's better to be safe than sorry.)  (And no, he never got it to work with the Mac.)  (Which wasn't a huge loss since the 3G thingie didn't work that well out there, period.)

On the way to Sta. Rosa Tuesday I had to make a pit stop. This was the sign outside the bathrooms.
Translation: MR. USER DON'T DIRTY THE TOILETS. Thank you very much.

No photos on Wednesday (spent all day cleaning) or Thursday (didn't even remember to take photos of our company even though I put the camera on the coffee table!). We had a lot of fun with our friends, the two Jorges and their families, who came over for asado. One of the Jorges just moved back to Argentina with his wife and three daughters after spending many years in the U.S. The girls will have a big adjustment when they start school next month! While they understand Spanish, they don't speak it much.

Friday we had other visitors. Ricardo and Ivan have been friends since they were teens. We always have a lot of fun when we get together with his family. Their two oldest boys had to stay in Buenos Aires for school and work. They love getting away to Sta. Rosa every year (and who can blame them -- it's a great place to get away to!).
Saturday we made it back to Carlos Paz in time for lunch with our co-workers and some of the soccer boys.
It's been raining off and on all week; not a lot cumulatively but it's greened everything up nicely. This afternoon we've had a steady, gentle rain and I snapped some photos of the flowers in our yard. Here's our jasmine -- it smells so good!
The next few weeks will be pretty busy for us. We have friends arriving from the U.S., our annual missionary conference coming up the first week of March, and then a few days visiting Bs. As. Hopefully I'll do a better job documenting our activities with photos.

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