Last Minute Things to Do Before the Move

Discussing the problem of the zipper foot.

Discussing the problem of the zipper foot.

This is where you can buy a singer sewing machine, furniture, appliances, and miscellaneous things.

This is the place to get a haircut.

Leo waits for a haircut.

Leo waits for a haircut.

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.

Leo gets a good cut.

Leo gets a good cut.

Man dressed in a costume and walking on stilts around the downtown area.

Man dressed in a costume and walking on stilts around the downtown area.

 

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.

Bill, Audrey, and I are on their deck. This was taken when we went to look at the rental next door.

Bill, Audrey, and I are on their huge covered porch. This was taken when we went to look at the rental next door. (Check out that view)

 

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.

3 Comments
  1. You seem to have made friends in Crucita already, Hope you will be very happy there and enjoy you new home and beautiful view. Have a safe journey on the bus

    • Thanks, Phyllis. Our journey is by truck. Josue, who took us to Guayaquil all those times is driving us. We have too much to take on the bus. We went overland on the bus, but this time we are going by way of the coast, so we will get some different scenery this time. I’m getting more excited as the time gets closer. Although today we walked downtown and Leo said, “This is our last walk down the Malecon” and it did make me sad.

  2. Wow!! Crafts!!! That is wonderful!! I took a basket-weaving class years ago. It gave me an appreciation for the beautiful baskets I see in the craft stores. I know you’ll enjoy the craft classes — you are so creative /(*_*)\

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