Thursday, June 24, 2010

What $2 Will Buy You

Other that one night spent walking for hours, we spent our vacation in a variety of hotels (using that word loosely).  I won't bore you with a list of places, their prices, pros and cons, but I will mention one.  We had spent all day on a bus and arrived in town about 9pm.  Using the trusty Lonely Planet Guide we selected a hospedaje only a few blocks from the bus stop.  Supposedly it had comfortable beds.  For $2 we got a room. 

Perhaps it had changed owners since the publishing of the Lonely Planet because I would not label these beds "comfortable".  I would have said, "Beware of the pillows."  The pillows were full of bugs, small termitey looking things.  Maybe flying ants, I don't know.  We brushed the bugs off the bed, threw the pillows into the corner, used our own blanket and generous amounts of bug repellent.  I actually slept really well.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Apartment Hunting

I am looking for an new apartment as our lease is up in eight days.  I have found the perfect place.  It has a gormet kitchen, separate dining room, laundry room complete with washer and dryer, a front AND back door, and a garage.   Unfortunatly, they seem to have a problem with can you have a home without cats? 

So instead we are going to have to move somewhere else.
Although small, they have no problem with bringing along your pets.  The entire place can be lit up with one light bulb so the electric bill will be manageable, there is no indoor plumbing so the water bill will be nonexistant.  I can't wait to show my husband our new home.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Broken Blogger

So I made it safely back from vacation only to be thwarted by blogger. I can't figure out how to get my new picture the right size for my blog. I actually haven't even decided which one to use but as I was playing with my edits I must have broken something. I can't even get my old picture of Flores up there to be the right size. Next I tried to insert some pictures into this blog but could only get them to show up at the top of the text. Surely somewhere there is a tutorial for how to use this site without resorting to trial and error, calling family, or begging your blogger friends. Having failed trial and error, been brushed off by my family, I am asking fellow bloggers, "How do I get pictures into the text, and how do I adjust the size of the picture at the top of the blog?" Better yet, where is a tutorial? That way I can solve my future problems. I guess this is what I deserve after dropping out of society for three weeks......