Not dead yet!

September 10, 2007

Clearly I have either been really busy or really lazy. Probably some combo of the two. Since my last update, I have been sent to my site - Principal, Azuay - where I have been living and working for the past four months. It's in southern Ecuador, a couple hours outside of Cuenca, Ecuador's most colonial (and in my opinion, most awesome) city.

So what all have I been up to? A little bit of work, a little bit of travel, and a lot a bit of eating guinea pig! I now eat guinea pig almost every week, if not multiple times a week. During fiesta season (June, July...September...whenever they really feel like it), it becomes very popular.

I have been out to the beach and out to the jungle, but have no pictures to post cause I am lame. However, pictures should be coming soon.

I am now up in Quito, soon to go back to Cayambe (where I spent my first three months) for our first big get-together/deal with bureaucracy meeting. Should be a blast. I hear rumor that there are chocolate chips in Cayambe, something I have yet to encounter in this poor chocolate-deprived country.

Well, I'm about to go eat some non-Ecua food cause I'm in Quito. Just wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive and will give a more substantial update when I have some photos to share.

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6 Comments

Becky:
September 10, 2007
YEAH! I'm so glad to hear that you're not dead!!! Me either:) Sorry I've been so lousy about keeping in touch. But please know you're often in my thoughts & prayers.....And it's sooooo good to hear from you! So you've been eating lots of cute, furry, couees (I forgot the spelling!)....are they tasty? Not as good as chocolate I bet....I'll have to send some! Stop being lame & post some pictures soon:) Love ya lots>, Becky
Jim Nehring:
September 10, 2007
Hi, Anna-
Great to hear you are still among the living. I'll be visiting at the homestead in Berlin this weekend to help out with Sarah, Martha, and David while your Mom heads to Benin. I'm looking to my visit!

Keep up the good work... Love, Uncle Jim
Scotty:
September 10, 2007
Hi Anna,
Great to get news from you. What does Guinea Pig taste similar to, if anything? What do you mean by "lame"? I know of several definitions, but do not know which you mean (based on your wasp exploits).

Love, and prayers,
Scotty (and Aunt Ruth)
Kari:
September 17, 2007
oh good. you're alive. i've been working feverishly on plans to ship myself overnight UPS to ecuador.. so far unsuccessful. i miss you so much anna, we're almost at the half way mark and that makes my heart happy! i love you and am praying for you!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE,
kari
Porter:
November 18, 2007
*This* is why the Livejournal is nevermore updated! Good luck and blessings on all you do, Miss Anna.
leonardo:
January 8, 2008
HEY ANA IM FROM PRINCIPAL I GREW UP EATING GUINEA PIG YOU JUST MADE ME HUNGRY HOPE YOU HAD GOOD TIME THERE I MIS THE VIEW AN THE MOUNTAINS FROM PRINCIPAL HOPE YOU POST SOME PICTURES.
REGARDS
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