Thanksgiving Week

This Thursday is Thanksgiving.  I think we’re going to a restaurant with our friends Sarah and Dan.  I have a couple of turkeys in the freezer but going out will be easier.  We’re starting to move things to the apartment!  We painted it a lighter color which really brightened up the space.  We changed the electrical outlets to 3 prong grounded and did a few other cheap cosmetic changes.  Why does everything take longer than planned?  I’m going to PuntoNet and Direct TV today or tomorrow to schedule a move.

Eamon says he only wants things from Seattle in the apartment.  Since we brought next to no furniture in the container, the new space won’t be ‘pure Seattle (PS)’ but fairly close!  Linens, clothes, shoes, dishes, photos, art work and some pieces of furniture are all ‘PS’.  The Ikea daybed counts as ‘PS’ and will be our sofa.  It should be an eclectic space.  Photos should be coming soon!

The highlight of last week was my brainstorming session with Sarah and Inge about fund raising for the dog rescue.  These two are incredible!!  Inge is the founder of Happy Dogs in Cuenca.  They organize free spay and neuter clinics, which happen almost every weekend.  To read more about her amazing work, check out her blog –  They also have a Facebook page –

We talked for more than two hours about fund raising, education, dog food recipes and all things canine related.  We came up with a long list of ideas and possibilities.  How lucky and blessed I am to count these two ladies as my friends!  Once we’re in the apartment, serious work can begin!!  I’ve started the blog for the quinta refuge – but I have a very long way to go!  

Eamon was puny last week and missed three days of school.  Fever and flu, I think.  I discovered that the drive-thru at McDonald’s is now open so I drove through and got him some chicken nuggets.  He was very happy!  Sadly, they aren’t serving sweet tea yet and they are incredibly stingy with ice in the fountain drinks.  I don’t think Javier understood my drive thru elation despite multiple attempts at an explanation….he just couldn’t comprehend why I didn’t want to stand in line!  










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Trish and her amazing 14 year old son have settled into life in Cuenca. Trish started rescuing unwanted dogs, which has evolved into a dog rescue center - Refugio Del Mejor Amigo. This blog will chronicle their latest adventure in Cuenca - WOOF!
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