Been working in the office for the past two weeks and we’ve been on a couple of smaller excursions since then but I’ve been doing a lot of reading and taking of notes. It’s nice to have my own desk and workspace and I’ve got decent access to some reading material through the UAH library site and the FSU library here has some good, if not a bit antiquated, books for my purposes.

I think so far I have made some good friends that hopefully I’ll be able to keep long term. My home-stay family is great. They give me enough freedom and they are interesting enough that our conversations never lack. I am a bit sad however, that one week from Sat. Conchita (my home-stay mother) and Merce (her sister) will be going to Barcelona and I will not see them for the duration of my stay here. Conchita needs to meet with some surgeons over there to see if they can restore her sight. I really hope things go well because she can see well enough to get around but is unable to read books and that is something that she loved to do. They have all helped me so much and even told me that if I am ever in Spain, Panama, Arg. Chile ( the list goes on) that I have a place to stay for as long as I like. I would love to be able to stay in contact with them if not just for the sake of knowing them.