Here is the next e-mail I sent out when I moved here. I don’t have the original dates that I sent these out, but I figure I had only been here for about 1-2 weeks. Sometimes when I read these I feel nervous for this girl. How could she have just up and moved to Mexico?? Is she going to be OK??
Hola a todo! (it’s “todos” lol)
I’m sorry that I haven’t written in a few days, but Yahoo was having some problems. Ask Bill, he got one message from me 6 times!
Well, the job hunt is improving. I now have my application in at two schools and both say they will call me for an interview when they need a teacher. Both seem like good schools where I will have a good chance at getting a position. At a third, I had a second interview yesterday and I was supposed to call them at 11am today. I did and SURPRISE the guy wasn’t there so I have to call back this evening.
I went to the beach again. It was beautiful but MUCH too windy. The sand was blowing everywhere. I would fall asleep and then have to empty my ears out when I woke-up. I got a little burned, but not too badly. I think I will go again tomorrow.
Some of you have asked me if I have a TV. The TV I am speaking of is Jesus’, and every time he leaves I ask him to loan it to me. (This is crazy, I have that TV in my house now! Jesus sold it to my friend and when she left Cancun I needed a TV and bought it from her.) I am getting hooked on the ridiculous soap operas, but my excuse is that they help me with my Spanish. (I understood almost nothing they were saying on those shows. I watched many my first year here. Mexican soap operas run for a few months, not years like in the US.) As soon as I get a job I will reward myself with a TV. Some of you may remember that I thought it might be nice not to have one, you know, read more, etc. Well, IT STINKS! I like TV! I also need an iron and a blanket. Yes, a blanket. (It was difficult to find a regular old blanket and it still is. They mostly sell comforters and they are the cheap flimsy kind unless you get a really expensive one.) The last few nights have been chilly. (You know, sixty degrees.) However, it is very warm again today, and not so windy. I wish it would get HOT again, because the cold shower is hard to face when you aren’t even warm! (We did not have hot water in that building.)
Well, I must go because Jesus is starving. We are going to eat “comida corrida”. A lot of places have this. It is an entire meal that is VERY cheap, like $2.20. For example you may get a drink, tortillas, soup, an entree and a side dish. Yum! (I think comida corrida costs more like 5 or 6 Dollars now. I haven’t eaten it in a long time. The menu normally consists of 3-4 things to choose from in each category. I always imagined the reason that it is so cheap is because they don’t have to offer a large variety of choices and they can serve things that they find on sale.)
Love you all!
Is this girl ever going to find a job??