Friday, May 30, 2008

Bits and Pieces

We have two sick dogs. Not sure what they got into, but it is coming out both ends of them. Rigger seems to be over the worst of it, but poor Ringo has thrown up twice again this morning. My house stinks.

Apparently my house in North Carolina stinks too. Our realtor called to say there is a leak in one of the upstairs bathrooms that has come through the ceiling in the downstairs. We just finished repairing all the damage from the water heater valve bursting and ruining all the kitchen and laundry room flooring, sub flooring, and joists. Also, to top off the good news, our renters are moving out in the middle of next month. So now we need new renters...........

On the more exciting side, Kerry has a classmate who is from the Dominican Republic. His wife is with him for the year and she doesn't speak English. Kerry told the husband that I've been brushing up on my Spanish with podcasts and they asked if I would help her learn English and she could help me with my Spanish. I'm really excited about it. I was up until midnight last night writing out Spanish words and their English translations. She's coming over today, so it will be interesting to see how it goes. I spoke with her yesterday and the only words she knows are "hello" and "bye". It's going to be interesting as my Spanish is fairly rusty, and even when I wasn't rusty our conversation would have been limited to saying, "The dog is large", "I like hamburgers", or "Where is the train station?".

We're having our family photo made tonight. I hope it comes out making us look decent!

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to meet the Dominican after you're through with her. I've never heard a Spanish/Georgian accent!