We moved the week before last. We have been blessed with a house that is more "open" and has a little more space for the boys to do their crazy boy thing. It's been good for our spirits to feel like we live outside more than feeling like we live in a cave. The kitchen, dining room, office, living room and a half bath are on the first floor. There are 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms and a family room on the second floor. The third floor has a patio and 2 team rooms. It's a great house with a lot of character. After ALOT of work and cleaning and gallons and gallons of paint, we were ready to move in.
Here is where we (I) wash dishes. For those of you who know me, I don't mind dishes in the sink. Sometimes I have more important things to do like water my plants, referee boys, or answer the door a million times day. Don't worry, I will get to them as soon as I am done writing this - I am waiting for the water to come in. :)
This is the cute little sink in the kitchen but you would have to be 4 feet tall to use it so it's the hand washing sink for the kids. Not sure what the thought was on that. I know Guatemalans are short but not always that short.
This is the 2nd floor. Both floors have a nice patio or as my sister would say "veranda" outside the rooms. We've had one rain so far and this area stayed dry so that is nice.
This is looking down onto the patio where the boys can play and be "outside" since we are really outside all the time now.
We have 2 team/guest rooms on the 3rd floor and a nice sized patio area too.
While we don't have a yard, I got a little dirt patch to plant some things in. Yay!
The house is a little off the beaten path so we thought it would be a little quieter over here. So far, not so much. I think if we moved to Mars, people would turn a chicken bus into a rocket, powered by tortillas or manure, and find a way to get to us. We've had more people knocking in the last few days than we've had in the last few weeks at the other place. Their needs don't change and it's still a privilege to help them no matter where we live.
P.S. I did the dishes. If you have a dishwasher, hot water at your kitchen sink or even a faucet, be thankful! :)