Thursday, March 20, 2008
Flowers & Furniture
I have no idea what kind of flowers these are, but aren't they pretty? They're out behind our house.
Getting furniture delivered here is like pulling teeth. They bring it when they feel like it. Here are a few pictures of the coffee table and shelves being delivered. They didn't bring the chair they were supposed to bring. And they didn't have the right drill to install the shelves. It was 4 days later before they came back with the chair and correct drill. I guess we are the only ones in a hurry in this country!
I don't think I've experienced "Culture Shock" yet. Or maybe the denial of said "shock" is evidence of it....Who knows? But truly, I love this country and I'm humbled when I think about the work we were called here to do. Learning Portuguese isn't my favorite thing to do, but I know I have to learn it. I study when I can, which isn't often enough. Our teacher, Olinda laughs at me a lot. I don't know if that's a good thing or not...let's just assume it is.