Yesterday, Wednesday, I washed to get ready for our move. Then we walked downtown with Wendy and Neil, because Leo had to go with Wendy to the place she bought her Singer sewing machine. She did not get a zipper foot with it and she needed Leo to talk to the people in Spanish to figure out what she can do about it. They gave her the name of a person in Guayaquil to call. She is going there today with Josue to finish up (she hopes) her last paperwork to get her residency taken care of, so maybe she can get the zipper foot, too. We looked in a few stores in downtown Playas that I haven’t been in. Leo wanted to get a haircut, so Wendy showed us where we got our haircut the other day. Leo had a little wait, so the three of us went around the corner to the Iguana Park area to get a snack. I got a water, but Wendy and Neil got a chocolate cake. I actually resisted. Not too long after that, Leo came around the corner sporting a good haircut.
Today, I have to finish the cleaning. I have yet to clean out the refrigerator, just another sweep and mop the floor and I’ll be done. Leo has to wash off the upstairs deck which we never used really, mostly because we have a great view of the beach from the apt. and we did not get furniture for the deck since we decided early that we were not going to stay here. I don’t imagine we will use the upstairs deck in the new house either, because we have a great view from below and we have a huge patio and covered porch downstairs which is all big enough for large crowds, so don’t know why we would go upstairs much.
We are so lucky to have met them. They have been as kind to us as Wendy has been in Playas. They invited us to a basket weaving craft they are having at their house the day after we arrive. There will be about 20 people there, so it will give us a chance to meet the other expats as well. Audrey linked me up with Jill who is having two craft projects next week and the following week, which I signed up for. She lives just down the beach. I have been emailing Louise, who is a friend of Rosemary our landlady. Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly, so we are feeling like we will enjoy Crucita as much as we enjoyed Playas. We are excited to begin the next leg of our adventure in Ecuador.