Just a quick internet café post (prepare yourself for accent apostrophes) to let you all know that we made it to the beach apartment. Everything´s going well, even despite the tiny porportions of our new place. We are being sooooo creative with our little space and the fact that a huge apartment is being crammed into a small one. Alexandre´s moving bonus from the military is definitely helping make our creativity (TALL SHELVING) financially possible. Oh, and we´re also just turning the in-laws´ house into an extra storage unit. Haha. I´ll put up pics once we´re all done and once I have internet at home again.
My grandad passed away yesterday, which is kind of putting a damper on my happy ´´I moved to the beach!´´ mood. But Alexandre and I went out and had a piece of cake in his honor, and sat at the beach for a while and talked about nice memories. I´m trying to stay positive and focus on all the good things that are also happening. The last thing my grandad would´ve wanted would´ve been for me to stop and mope, or ´´let the grass grow under my feet,´´ as he liked to say.
Moving during Carnaval has made it difficult to find people willing to work, to do things like set up our internet/telephone or install our ceiling fans. But it´s hard to stay mad when there´s ocean everywhere you look.
But everything´s so beautiful, the cat is happy (and was a WONDERFUL car traveler!), and I have plenty of translation work to keep me busy (and paid, luckily!).