I know I haven’t given an update recently on what I have been doing here in Bolivia, but really in my opinion there wasn’t really anything new to tell. We were working the same schedule as before giving the Parents their days and weekends off, which was every Wednesday, Thursday, and then three weekends a month.
Then on the last weekend in January/first weekend in February we had the weekend off, so we decided to go on a 4 day trip to a tourist town called Samaipata. It is about three hours away from where I live. We went to waterfalls, Incan ruins, and just enjoyed being tourists and having free time. Anyways when we returned from our trip we had our monthly meeting with our boss, Julie, and she told us that they had hired someone on full-time to take on the responsibility of watching the houses when the parents have their days off. This is great because it gives the kids more stability knowing who is going to be watching their house and when, but of course we couldn’t help making jokes that we got fired. However, that was a real question…what the heck are we supposed to do now if we won’t be with the kids?
So for the past month Kristen and I have been doing some work on the houses, sanding and painting the rooms for the kids. We have also been doing the laundry for all three of the houses and all seven of the daycare classes, which in case you are wondering is a ton of dirty clothes. I have enjoyed this time a lot. I have been able to relax a little between loads of laundry and read, which is one of my favorite things to do. Although I do miss being around the kids I think it has been nice to take a break and do something different here at Stansberry. It has also given me time to sit with the Father and figure out what he wants the next step of my journey to be….