Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Quarters Are Working Out Well

The volunteers are now in the new quarters in the community of Manguiwa, about two KM southwest of Salasaca central. By the end of the month we will also move the library to the same building.

This past two weeks have been spent, cleaning, painting and moving into the new location which except for the on-again-off-again water supply, has proved to be great and everyone is happy.
 
The surrounding landscapes are beautiful. A view of Tungurahua is seen through the kitchen window on occasion and views of Ilinisa, Cotapoxi and Chimborazo are available from the roof….When they choose to present themselves. The sunsets from the roof are also available for viewing 50% of the time. You rarely saw them from the downtown location.

There is one distinct advantage for the location….No more Pedro, who woke everyone each morning, anywhere from 5:30 to 6:30 with his daily announcements, always starting with an “Alo”. The only exception was when there had been a death in the village and then, you were awakened to Simon and Garfunkel`s, “The sound of silence”.

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