Saturday, September 3, 2011
Day 14 - Our Neighborhood
So this is our little neighborhood. You can see our house, the school and the Killillays house. Everything has been going very well. School is great and we are learning a lot. Being forced to interact with the culture and language daily has been a big help in improving our Spanish.
Found out something different about this country again. This may be kind of gross but it turns out that most people in the city don't flush toilet paper because it will clog the sewer. They put the used toliet paper in the bathroom garbage. Killillay's found this out the hard way as they clogged up the sewer already. How were we to know? Fortunatly our house is on a little hill and the sewer pipe runs down a steep slop into the main line so we don't have any problems and we plan on flushing everything we can as long as we don't have problems. The Killillay's on the other hand may be taking out the garbage a lot.
Speaking of sewer problems, Killillay's son Andrew fell into a gringo trap. A gringo trap is an open sewer with the man hole lid missing. It is missing because people steal them for various purposes. So you as you are walking around town you will see a big open whole that is 5-6 feet deep and if your not paying attention you will fell into it. Apparently only gringos fall into them, hence the name. So Andrew, being a gringo like us, wasn't paying attention and fell into it. He is not hurt so we can joke about it now.
Now that we are in Costa Rica my computer knows it and has changed everything to Spanish, which means my spell checker for blogger is now spell checking in Spanish so it says that I spelled every word wrong. So I appologize if I did spell any words wrong. Well, have a good day. We are heading to the Feria in the morning to get fruit and vegetables.
I planted some peppers, tomatos and corn several days ago and my corn has already come up. I hope to get a good crop before winter.