Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Home sweet home

I've been hearing a little bit of whining as to why I haven't posted a picture of our house here! The inside is still a work in progress (as you may have seen if you looked at the video of Loki and Bailey), so pictures of that may wait until after we get to Bethel for paint, lumber, etc, but I figured I'd better give you all something. So here's our front door!

The building our apartment is in is actually an old school building, with the classrooms just separated off into living space. Which means, if you want to picture our place, just think of a big rectangular classroom, with two walls dividing it into thirds. That's it. We've even got the sweet long institutional fluorescent lighting fixtures. Don't worry, we don't use them unless we're cleaning or something.

So there are three of these apartments in our building, with one teacher living in each of the others. It's nice, we have a washer and a dryer in the building, water is piped in (no bulk tank), and flush plumbing! Really, what else can a guy ask for? But seriously, compared to what I saw of Sara's place in Quinhagak last year, there are some minor things about this place that are a little more, shall we say, ghettotastic, but there are definitely some major convenience factors that make it more comfortable. All in all, so far, so good :-)

And on another happy note, yesterday was like christmas...a grand total of 4 boxes came in the mail! Including...hold on to your hats...all my fishing gear! You have no idea how excited this makes me...ok, maybe you do, but still. I'm pretty excited.

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