April 29, 2010
So, this phase of my Ecuador adventure will end on Saturday when I fly back to New York for approximately two months. I rented an apartment today so I will have a home to furnish and decorate when I come back. I took lots of pictures and measurements and knowing me, I’ll probably spend the best part of the next two months endlessly laying out the apartment and dreaming about the rooftop terrace. What I am not looking forward to, in fact I’m dreading it, is the next phase--getting rid of a house worth of belongings. It’s not so much the getting rid of stuff—I am the kind of person who loves a clean sweep once in a while—but the effort and work it entails. Halfway through I will probably just give everything away so that it’s done and I can start with a clean slate.
Coincidentally I had scheduled to take an Indian cooking class today with Leslie (check Rich and Nancy’s blog soon for more details, richandnancy.blogspot.com). It was the perfect occasion to say hasta luego to my very favorite people in Cuenca. Rich and Nancy, Brian (Shelley didn’t make it today but I saw her yesterday and we said our goodbyes) and Holly.
These are the people who have made my stay here such a pleasure and who have made me feel that I am a welcome addition to Cuenca. I’ll miss them. Here’s a toast to them and to Cuenca!
Posted by Lourdes at 10:07 PM