We moved into the new house yesterday, lyrically named Casa de la Sirena - The Mermaid House - by its owner, after the large hand-painted tile mermaid on one wall of the courtyard. We've got most if it chipped off by now, to be replaced with the new Burro Hall logo: a donkey with enormous testicles wearing an Uncle Sam top hat. We just need to find some flashing red lights for the eyeballs.
The house is lovely, if a bit eccentric, and we're sure the next few days will be discovery-filled. For instance, we've discovered that bathrooms outnumber closets here 3-1, and that wireless internet is utterly ineffective when your walls are two feet thick.
But last night, we took out the garbage. Having lived in apartment buildings since we were 18, this was actually the very first time in my adult life that we've done that. See what we mean about discovery-filled?