Thursday, April 26, 2007

the Bus and the Puppy. (not realated)

Oh my gosh I don't even know where to start! It has been so long since I have actually sat down to type. I want to give everyone an update on what is going on here. I am still in language school each day for 4 hours (plus 1 hour in the bus - read on for a quick story about that!) We also have official jobs now. Mine is bookkeeper and I am "in charge" of the guest house. The reality is that my real responsibility is learning Spanish, but I know the direction that I will be going as my Spanish improves.

Oh, about the bus...I ride these minivans (micro-bus here) to school everyday. they hold 12 comfortably with everyone in a seat and the assistant standing, yelling out the window the destination to drum up business. Now this morning I got on the bus, and it had 17 people on it and I had to stand up. There are approximately 10 stops after mine before we get to my school, and I think we added people at every one of them! At one point, there was 25 people on that bus. That means I was standing as far back as possible with my rear end pressing against some ladies thigh (while some gentleman held my hot steaming coffee to keep it from scalding everyone at every lurch of the bus) and 5 more people standing, pressing against me. I really think one lady or maybe two were trying to sit in my lap, as I was bearing all of their weight with my little fingers frantically trying to grip the inside frame of the van, while white knuckled and perspiring. If you didn't know, I get very car sick.

Quite an adventure! Wanna come visit? :)

Ok...Now I will post photos of the precious puppy. Her name is Bella, and I think she is almost housebroken! Yeah! She has a tattoo of a number on the inside of her ear...something to do with registering her...does anyone know anything about that? Ok...be back soon.

4 comments:

Schweers' Mom said...

She is too cute! I also really like her name - I think it fits.

Love the bus tale - sorry it made me laugh a little. I'm glad you didn't get car sick. It reminded me a little of some s-bahns and u-bahns in Germany. Except it was hot. The people were sweaty. And they weren't into deodorant. Got the picture? I hope your trip was less odiferous.

hearthomekids said...

yeah!! the jennyblog is back! bella really is bella. the bus trip sounds yucky, except for the part about hot, steaming (guatamalan!!!) coffee...mmmmm.

Brent said...

Man, even dogs are getting tattoos now...

From Carlys Eyes said...

the tat is probably to confirm who the owner is and the origin in case it gets lost. Other possibilities, record of shots, fixed or not fixed and so on. It depends. Some countries take great pride in ownership of certain breeds and lines so it could be a pride thing also. What a beautiful addition to your family. Let me know if you need any training tips, boy it sometimes felt like such a struggle with Carly.