April 18, 2006

Settling In

Today was finally move in day! It has been a fairly slow week. We arrived in Salacuim last week just in time for our office and all regular activity to stop for the Semana Santa (Easter Week) holiday. We spent about 4 days getting to know the town a bit better and basically knocking on doors looking for a house to rent. We feel pretty lucky that we found a nice little one room place made of concrete block with a light bulb & and nice yard.

After we got things squared away we decided to go to the nearest big market city, Coban, to take care of errands (like buying a new bed, range top stove, and refridgerator) and try to pass the time until the holiday was over and we could get a ride back to Salacuim with our new stuff. We also got a chance to visit friends from our Peace Corps training group in San Cristobal, see a few sites, and watch some Easter processions.

Pues, this was finally our big day & this will be our first night sleeping in our own space since early January. We spent most of the day moving in, finding shelf space, setting up electrical stuff, figuring out what we´re going to eat....just living. We'll be posting some new pictures soon.

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