Aug. 22, 2011
Our Missionary Apartment
There's a lot of construction here and I never expected to see these guys.
They're California Quail. See the top knot decoration on their heads?
were hear by the dozen during our last mission. They nested in
the foliage surrounding the apartment buildings where we lived.
However, this time they foliage is all gone. They're
installing drains and new flower beds around the apartments so the
little quail have no place to go. They don't seem too scared, do
They just ran past me on their way to find new nesting grounds.
Here's what our apartment building looks like today with all the flower beds being reworked.
what it looked like in 2007 before all the greenery was removed.
The tree is still there. We're in the exact same building
as before except we're now living on the 3rd floor. Hmmm, lots of
exercise while I'm trying to acclimate to the thin mountain air.
I probably made a dozen trips up these steps carrying all our
things from the car.
also replaced this gazebo with a nice new one plus some picnic tables.
Sorry I don't have a pic of the new gazebo. You'll have to
settle for this old photo I took during our first winter here in 2007.
Of course it's now 90+ degrees and climbing. Not much snow
here except on the highest mountain peaks.
been spending all our time getting settled into our apartment and
getting all the things we'll need to live comfortably from day to day.
Furnishings are provided for an extra $10 a month.
single sister who lived here before us left us a small TV, a fan, a
vacuum cleaner, and some dishes, pots, and pans, etc., as well as a
small ironing board. This really helps. We bought some
groceries and other things we need and spent the day telephoning the
power company, the phone company, etc. to get services established in
our missionary apartment.
That's about it for now. I hope
you've enjoyed our trip out and our first regular day here. I
hope to keep everyone updated from time to time as we continue to progress through this
wondeful opportunity to serve.
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