Tuesday, November 23, 2010

First Days in Cuenca

What would you do if only two days you moved into your home you had company?  Not just overnight company, but "don't know how long you're gonna stay company" with 8 suitcases, an airline carrier and a dog to boot!

This is what happened to Jack & Claudia Johansen (left) when the Gaithers arrived in Cuenca, Ecuador November 13, 2010.

The Johansens left their abode in Oregon, USA only 10 days before.  Little did they know that the home they planned to live in did not work out and they were frantically looking for a place before we arrived.    We had planned to stay with them when we arrived but no one knew they would have such an ordeal happen to them.

But here we are....all nestled in a two bedroom home with 1 1/2 baths, two dogs (ours and theirs), with everyone adjusting to the new arrival to Cuenca.  It's been a week for sure and to follow are the highlights of such a week!

On the next morning of our arrival, Claudia had already been informed of a house down the street from them for rent.  We looked at it but weren't quite ready to make the plunge without looking to see what was out there. 

And so we did.  Read the next post and you'll find out the conclusion...