Thursday, May 20, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Today was our P-day (Preparation Day). Hna. Johnson and I didn’t start getting a p-day until last March 6th. Before that we were traveling to Neyba and Duvergé every weekend so we had no time for a p-day. But then came our change of assignment so every p-day since March we’ve gone someplace new and we’ve done something fun and different. Well, today for the first time since March we did nothing new. But that isn’t to say today wasn’t a very good p-day; it was a very good and productive p-day. We did the usual things like cleaned our apartment, we did our laundry and went shopping. But more important we had to stay home until the Air Conditioning installer finished the installation of an air conditioning unit in our apartment. Yahoo!

We have always had a window air conditioning unit in our bedroom but not in the rest of our apartment. Since we arrived in the DR 10 months ago the heat in our apartment has been stifling. Cooking on the stove or using the oven created so much heat it was oppressive. To make the kitchen and dining room tolerable in the Caribbean sweltering heat we’ve always used two portable fans running full blast. Back in January Nieves Henriquez, our Dueño, asked us if we would like AC in the whole apartment… Well, yes we would! It has taken a few months but today the AC installer finished his work at about 1:00pm and it’s wonderful. We have air conditioning.

The other thing we did today was go to the Santo Domingo Temple and attend a session. We were able to catch the final session of the day at 5:00pm. Saturday is usually a very busy day at the Temple. The session we attended today was about 30% full which was very good attendance since tomorrow is the Dominican Republic’s national Election Day. Today the Temple wasn’t as busy as usual because almost all Dominicans stay off the streets all weekend including not attending the temple.

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