Thursday, September 30, 2010
No more tiny toes...we got a big fat foot in the door!
I took the opportunity of a little down time to clean and file things in our office. I now have an organized system going here. We have also been trying to set up other appts. for next week so we are going to be pretty busy Tues.-Friday. Hope our Tihana is better by then!
Monday we are going to go on a little sight-seeing jaunt with the Elders. It's their prep day and we are switching our normal prep day on Saturday to Monday so we can go with them to see the city of waterfalls. I will get pictures.
Thought you might like to see my list of things I've learned about Croatia.
1. They have very small families...we are used to lots of kids. Not so much here. Parents are older when they have children and they usually only have one.
2. Teachers make more money than doctors or nurses.
3. They weigh everything...they do not use spoon measurements, They have little scales that they just weigh stuff.
4. Clothes dryers are a luxury, and even then they are a combination washer/dryer. And they are extremely small.
5.No one likes gypsies or Roma's....they are such a sad people.
6. They are crazy drivers, very reckless, but I have yet to see an accident, so they must be doing something right!
7. It rains constantly..at least every other day.
8.Cobblestone is hard on the feet.
9.It is so beautiful here.This is one of our walking paths.
10. It's very safe, really low crime rate.
Just one last thing.. I think we actually made a friend today! Most people when they see us try to be really sneaky and read our badges without looking at us. If we say Hello to them they hurry and look away and pretend we aren't really talking to them. But a few weeks ago we met a cute little mom on the elevator. She had a boy about 4years old with her and when I tried to hi five him he jumped up to get my hand and bonked his head a hard one on the back of the elevator! I felt so bad!!! The next day I saw her and asked if he was okay..ya, ya, not to worry...and she was off. I haven't seen them until today. She held the front door for us and got onto the elevator, she was just delightful, told us she was a single mom, husband died 2 years ago and that her job is going to be over in 2 weeks. The store she works at is closing. I think she just needed a listening ear. The 5th floor, her stop, came all too soon. But I'm going to watch more closely for them. Oh did I tell you she speaks ENGLISH!!!!! Gotta love that!