We hitched a ride to the city with Madre Rosario and Don Pancho, who were going to pick up a lawn mower from the shop, and to buy plants and a new air conditioner for the Hogar store room (where we keep all the dry goods, like flour and sugar, that need to be protected from the humidity). I sat up front with Don Pancho (who was driving) and Madre and Deysi were in the back seat. This was my view from the front:
"You go ahead and sleep, Madre; I´m not tired!"
"Actually, I could use a little shut-eye myself...yawn..." :)
We went to the AA office first and thanked everyone (and picked up the tickets), then to the Anavin Travel Agency, whose agents have been of great moral support throughout this process to thank them as well (and, of course, I forgot to take pictures there, even though I DID bring the camera!), and then headed home.
So now, the little red suitcase is getting re-packed with new, cold-weather clothes (thanks to everyone for your generosity--once again it´s being put to good use!), LOTS of books in Spanish (both chapter books to read together and shorter ones that Deysi will work on reading herself) and a few little things for her birthday (which is the 15th of March!).