Carpenter Challenges

Today we had a carpenter come to see the space we have and see about building a storage shed there. He spoke no English and our Spanish is challenging to say the least. After several attempts with Google Translate speaking, drawing of pictures and measuring, we were able to communicate what we were looking to have.

He starts to work on Friday and it will take 15 days for him to complete. We will pay half when he starts and the remainder when it is complete and we will be able to lock it. This will be done to have a place to store our bikes and tools when they arrive from the states.

After he left, we decided to take a walk and explore more of our new home area. We followed the walking path until we came to a foot bridge over the river and then followed the dirt road up the hill and around. We ended up in front of the Hospital Universidae. We crossed over the street bridge there, down a trail and back onto the walking trail we started on. Total walk time was a little under two hours and three miles. We were taking our time and enjoying the views.

We are thoroughly enjoying life here in Cuenca, Ecuador. Since our arrival on June 17th, we have walked thirty miles and lost ten pounds!

Tomorrow we go to El Centro to find the shop that sells the beautiful embroidered Ecuadorian shirts for men. Until next time, enjoy these pictures from our walk today. Remember to enjoy life and live each day to its fullest for tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Hasta Pronto,

Terri at the Drakes Nest

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