Thursday, September 22, 2011
We might not be well traveled but our papers certainly are. Having to get Birth Certs etc legalized and sent over from New Zealand - we worried a bit that things wouldn't go too smoothly however thanks to my sister Ann getting them all organized (thanks again for that) they left New Zealand last Wednesday and arrived safe and sound on Tuesday. They went on a merry trip though - first to Australia, then to Los Angles, on to Cincinnati, Panama, Guayaquil and finally Cuenca. Amazing! Of course we had a little trouble finding the office to pick them up at - but we're kind of used to that.
It's been a crazy week - first of all we have our CO visit so meetings everynight. The lawyer working on getting the land value raised, said that the Municipilidad (Town Council) would not consider the application without a surveyor's report. "Great" we thought, "that is going to take forever". However, the lawyer contacted a guy and he came right over and arranged to go with Mark to view the land. Mark also went out with him yesterday to be his worker and we are told the report will be ready today - and all for only $200! That would never happen at home - you would wait for weeks and then add a couple more naughts to the price, or at least one.
We have also had visitors - a couple of lovely girls from Aussie. Enjoying their company very much - just wish we weren't rushing around like headless chickens!