Friday, March 16, 2012

Geoff took vacation this week, and we talked about leaving Lima to spend some time in the mountains, at the beach, or in the jungle. It didn't take long to come to the conclusion, with limited money and a long list of things that needed to be done around the house, that our dream of seeing more of Peru was not going to be realized. So, we opted for a "staycation," staying in Lima and doing a few things around the house and around the town. Here are a few pictures from our time off from work and school.

We bought soda from the States. We were all so excited to find these sodas in a local grocery store. Of course, we paid a hefty price for this taste of home.

We went to a local beach. Because kids in Peru are back in school now, we practically had the beach to ourselves. The kids had a great time playing...and the icy water did not bother them a bit.

We watched basketball all afternoon. Geoff and I love March Madness, so this was probably the highlight of our week.

We also spent time fixing toilets, purchasing things to finish the house in Santa Rosa, and trying to rid our home of the ever-so-pesky pigeons that constantly plague us (one of the joys that comes with living in the city). We bought barbed wire to put where the pigeons nest, and Eli commented that we could also play World War II with the extra wire. To which I replied, "I'm ready to go World War II on these birds." It's war!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Yesterday our house in Santa Rosa went up. Here are a few pictures of the process.

This little motorcycle thing carried our house to the lot in three trips. I was thinking it would be a truck, but I was wrong.

The first walls are erected.

Making progress. The stack of corrugated pieces you see on the floor will be the roof.

Here the guys are working on the bathroom walls

This will be the living room/kitchen/dining area. Below are a few things we did while we waited for the men to finish.

Lily receiving discipline. I am sure she was grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow :).

We finally tried guinea pig, a traditional Peruvian food. Geoff is holding the fried head. Isn't it cute?

Chi preached a mini sermon at the church (with the Bible upside down).

The last wall is being put up which Chi actually almost knocked down twice. Thankfully, Geoff caught the falling wall with his cat like reflexes. We are hoping it will be stronger when it is fully in place. The entire house was erected in about 5 hours.