We have really nice neighbors here. Everyone knows everyone, and they are all very friendly. I felt like family within a week of getting here. Today though, I really got to see how things work here.
The “stuff” arrived today, the boxes and household items from the US. We were expecting them about 4-5 PM so we thought nothing of going off for our noon tennis game. On the way home, the phone rang. “We are at your house!”
They had to wait about 10 minutes for us to arrive. The guy in charge told me that while they were waiting, every neighbor on the street came out to see what was going on and to ask him what he was doing there! We may be the gringos and the newbies on the street, but we seem to be very much a part of the neighborhood. It feels very nice.
Now we have a bunch of stuff to unpack. Not much of it is mine, but I will be glad to have a few more clothes to add to the few I brought in my suitcase, and I’m looking forward to finding the tripod for the camera.
I’m cracking up seeing what Zemanta suggests I include with this post!