I have good news, average news, and bad news (but not that bad):
Alexandre wasn't offered Manaus for the military, so that's out.
Alexandre got into a residency in São Paulo, but decided to choose a different one outside of São Paulo because the program is better.
Alexandre is guaranteed a spot in the residency next year after doing this year of military service.
That means we'll live in the military city for only 11 months, and we'll have to move again.
We're moving to the beach!!!!!
I'm going to maintain my policy of not saying exactly where I live on my blog, mostly because I'll still be in a relatively small town. But I'll tell you that it's a beautiful town close to Santos.
Alexandre is going to be making a ridiculous amount of money. So if I were one of those kinds of girls, I could just sit at the beach all day and read books and get my nails done and do nothing productive. But I'm not one of those kinds of girls. So I'll pick up a few students and continue my translations, and clean really well so we don't have to pay for a maid. The goal will be to save up all of that ridiculous amount of money to use during the residency. So I mean, maybe I'll only be able to spend mornings at the beach, and not the whole day. What a terrible life.
Here are some pictures from where we'll be living, mostly to make you ooze with jealousy:
Can you believe it?!!?!!
Alexandre has to go to training for about a month, so I'll stay home and work. He gets weekends free, so we can go look for apartments during February, and then we'll make the official move sometime in mid-March.
Ok friends back home, if you haven't come to visit me yet, maybe this will motivate you! And if you already have, well, you've already got a visa!