Fumigation Location

Our house has wood eating ants.  We told the landlord before we left for our trip to the states so they were supposed to fumigate while we were gone.   It didn't happen.  So....they asked us to be gone for 24 hours so they could fumigate- they would pay for the hotel.  Instead of staying in town, we opted to stay at a cheaper, better option at the beach in Pacific  Harbour.  Warren was already there for work (COS conference) so it was easy to meet him there.   If you are kicked out of your house for fumigating, this was an awesome alternative!   I love this little resort, the Uprising.    It's a perfect night getaway.   When we got there, we all had a swim in the ocean, a dip in the pool, then a good local dinner.  The next morning, we took a long walk on the beach collecting sand dollars and got in another ocean swim before the rain settled in.  It was a nice family vacation - one of the things I love about here is the time the four of us get to spend together.  

The rest of the week was pretty good too.  I felt so relieved all week after the results! I watched/listened to a lot of speeches from the DNC and even shared Michelle Obama's speech with the girls.  Tricia and I were a part of the RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Panel) on Thursday.   We went up to Pacific Harbour for the panel and then spent the day at the beach.  That was the first time I've ever headed out to the beach while the kids were at school.  It was great!!!   We spent most of the day reliving our Peace Corps experiences together- sharing stories.   I have so much respect for Peace Corps volunteers! I can definitely say that my service as a volunteer changed my life for the better.  Also, there is a special connection that RPCVs share..... one that lasts for life.

watching Michelle Obama

Here are a few extra pictures from the last two weeks also....

birthday morning

Andie is SOOO pleased with her new mermaid tail form Amma

birthday celebration in class

Zoe tried out mermaid tail too