Of course there are some things that we won't miss i.e: dogs barking (at us and at night when we are trying to sleep), buses not stopping for you either to get on or off, coming home with aching sore feet everyday, mud (not that there has been a lot of that lately), the power going off at the most inopportune time for hours,or having to limit the amount of coffee drunken for breakfast cause you don't know when you will see a clean toilet next but as a whole the joys we have received here far out way the frustrating things.
Saying goodbye to our "roomies" is the most difficult part and we can't thank them enough for having the courage to live with us. It is really amazing how well we have gotten on together especially as Michele and I worked 12 - 14 hours a day together in the kitchen for the remodel. You know what they say about 2 women in a kitchen! Anyway we have enjoyed immensely the fun times we have had together. Keep up the good work Chad and Michele - we will miss you terribly. Let's hope it is only for a couple of months and we can continue on being your surrogate Mum and Dad (oops Mom and Dad). Oh and Chad thanks for all the yummy scrambled egg breakfasts!
Doug and Lisa and the kids have played a big part in making our time here great too. They have steadfastly encouraged and supported us especially when we were first here, with very limited language skills - so thanks a million guys. Doug we will be thinking of you with your mammoth task of the only elder in this huge congo. Mark will be hankering to get back and help, never fear.
Mark and Rebeka McLesky too - thanks for the help you have given us with our spanish - I hope we don't forget all you have taught us.
Entonces nuestros amigos - muchas gracias por todos! Tenemos mucho cariño para ti! Nunca será olvidaremos nuestra tiempo aquí en Cuenca o nuestros amigos amables y por favor nunca olvidarais nosotros!. Te quiero mucho!
(sorry if my spanish is a little off - as you can see I am still not very good - even with all the help from M &R)
Ok well that's enough from me - I am signing off now and packing the computer away for a few days. I will try and post now and again while we are in NZ so that you can keep up with our comings and goings if you are interested.
"Experience in Ecuador"