April 4, 2016
Okay, this may be a little boring, but some of you want to see where we live. So here are the pictures.
This is our apartment building. it has 8 floors and we are on the third. It is a very nice apartment ,especially for Peru. I am grateful to have such a beautiful place to stay. There is no central heating here so I hear it will be chilly in the Winter which is your Summer, so far it has been fine.
|Our apartment building. To the left of the building is the high-end Mall I was talking about.|
|This lady keeps the apartment building clean, Her little boy stays by her side all day.|
|We have an elevator, but we usually take the stairs.|
|Our front door is on the right, but we always go through the back door.|
|extra bathroom with shower|
|Our bedroom with an on-suite bathroom and closets|
|Lyle's desk, I am on the opposite side of him with my computer. Behind him is our dining table.|
|Laundry with a half bath and tiny room we use for storage. With those nice big windows it is the sunniest room in the apartment.|
|The kitchen is completely furnished with appliances and dishes|
|It is an interesting floor plan, here I am standing in the middle of the apartment taking pictures both ways. Toward the backdoor/laundry room and through the kitchen . In the other direction this hall leads toward the bedrooms.|
|We have three bedrooms, So if you want to visit we have space.|
A Dog Story
|Look above the bus driver, I have never seen this before. It is a fan, Must be his version of air conditioning.|
|There is that tempting fresh pineapple juice these ladies bring every day. Check out the bottles they put the juice in. That is called recycling.|
This is where we watched Conference on Saturday. We had a TV set up in a separate room for all of us native English speakers. The missionaries brought treats. I brought chocolate chip cookies and making them was an adventure. The ingredients are different, only one beater on my mixer worked, the oven is gas, heats only from the bottom and not insulated well, and we are at a very high altitude, which changes everything (time, temperature and recipe). After I burnt the 1st two batches, I actually had some cookies to bring and they weren't too bad, but I don't think I will be doing much baking here.
I can't describe how great it was to watch conference with these missionaries, The spirit in the room was so wonderful. Being on a mission is the best!
On Sunday we were invited to watch conference with President and Sister Harbertson and the Haslers, at the Haslers apartment. We had a delicious lunch prepared by the Haslers - yummy mexican food. Later we sang to Julie Hasler as her birthday is this week and enjoyed chocolate birthday cake and ice cream.
For anyone that is wondering - yes, we are soo excited to get another Temple in Peru. It will be a great blessing for the people here. They keep the one they have very busy and I am sure they will keep another one just as busy.