Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

Happy December. Wow, I can’t believe it is December. Next month I will have been in Ecuador for one year. Time flies when you are having an adventure!

Easton and his friend Paul left for Banos this morning. They will spend a few days there, then a couple in Quito. Paul heads back to the States and Easton comes back to Cuenca. Right now it is just me, Heidi, and Chase in nuestra casa. Did you hear that? It was a pin dropping. Ahhhh. 😉

I have decided it is time to make a serious effort to get back to the coast. I’m shooting for March 1st. This way I can give our landlord 3 months notice and hopefully they can get a renter in place before we leave.

Cuenca is a great historical and interesting city. It is filled with culture, art, music, and restaurants.  It also isn’t the experience I am after living abroad. Plus, I figure our friends here will have a place to come and thaw out when Cuenca is freezing. 😉

I’m not sure where we are going to land on the coast. I don’t think going back to Bahia de Caraquez is an option. I miss being with my friends there but, at least for now, I don’t want to live in the “earthquake zone”. Of course no one can ever be certain of these things. Bahia is probably good for another 20 years before a major earthquake hits. Still, there are other places to live too and we will check them out.

I believe there is a bird or something living in our attic. At first I thought maybe a bird got trapped in it, but now I am wondering if it lives there. During the night, usually around 8 pm screeching starts. It lasts for about 30 minutes or so. Sometimes the sound is at one end of the house, sometimes the other.

It started a couple of weeks ago and at first I thought our new neighbor had a bird. Because the sound moved around I realized it wasn’t coming from his apartment. Last week I didn’t hear the sound for two or three days in a row. I thought whatever got stuck up there must have died. However, the sound started again so now I am thinking whatever it is, it must be able to get in and out.

The obvious thing for me to do is open the ceiling panel in the hallway and take a look in the attic. But then what? What if it is an animal and not a bird? Do I really want to know that? For right now I am choosing “ignorance is bliss”. If it persists or gets worse, I will deal with it.

#dontgointhere #scarydarkplaces #whyamIlivinghere