Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Getting settled in Costa Rica
Hello, everyone!! We are in Costa Rica, having arrived on Friday, August 21st. April celebrated her birthday 3 times, so now that we are finally past that we can focus on getting settled. We've been to Wal-Mart (Hipermas) and Sam's Club (PriceSmart) to shop for various items. Right now we are watching "Night at the Museum 2" with our neighbors, the Leckie's, who also happen to have a family of 6. Costa Rica is very different from Nicaragua in many ways, with the cost of living being the most prominent. The cost of stocking our fridge was a little more than we anticipated. The prices for most food items would be close to or slightly more than what you would find at Glen's. Other items are much more expensive. Hipermas has games for the Wii, but they cost anywhere from $65-$75. The weather has been fabulous. I get up at 5 or so every morning to read and pray, then go for a walk. It has been beautiful and 70 just about every morning. Days get a little hot and muggy, but the evenings are cool. San Jose is at elevation, so that contributes to the cooler temps. We visited our school today and were impressed. Our kids will be in classes of between 12 and 20 students. We met their teachers and are quite confident that they will be well taken care of. Our orientation is tomorrow. Well, I will write much more in the days and weeks to come. Thank you for all your prayers!