Well! Matt made a to-do list this week, and he accomplished all of what he wanted.
get box spring for our bed-done!
get tv/internet/phone service-done!
get curtains for Sebastian-done!
Matt has always been pretty good at setting goals that can be accomplished (unlike me, who's to do list usually includes about 50 items, mainly things I've been putting off for weeks and items like "clean entire house" and "respond to all 500 emails in in-box" and "plan meals for the month"). But considering we've been living here for almost 5 months, and knowing what it takes to accomplish tasks in a foreign culture, I'm impressed. It got a little nutty today at about 11 am. Matt had to move his trio rehearsal to our house, and because I was anticipating guests I asked him to practice in Bea's room. Our guests showed up while I was making lunch, and of course Bea was whining and clinging to my leg. Our friend Rogerio started mounting the TV on the wall, and then the intercom rang because the bed store was delivering the box for our bed (we've been sleeping on our mattress on the floor for the past 4 + months). I'm sure that the delivery guys must have thought we were something: lots of children running around yelling in English, a string trio in one room, and a father and daughter putting up the flat screen in the living room! Whoo-hoo! It feels very good to have all these things taken care of!
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