Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cuenca Flats

This morning Susan is working with Martha (Landlord/Friend) on her English, and Susan is practicing her Spanish. Later today we need to go to Santana School to buy Nick's uniforms for school which begins next week. Nick has been attending Spanish lessons two-hours a day for four weeks, and once school starts the plan is to attend lessons for two-hours each Tuesdays and Thursdays to help with his school work. Hopefully by Christmas Nick should be fluent enough to no longer need weekly Spanish lessons.

Martha is always trying to find things to get us out of the apartment, because she worries we are bored, and missing out on what Cuenca has to offer. Her latest idea is to have me develop a website for her four rental apartments in our building, and provide input on what amenities Gringos want in an apartment. The 3 BR / 3 Bath apartment on the fourth floor is currently unfurnished, and she is in the process of furnishings it. The apartment is over 2,300 square feet with a large kitchen, office space, laundry room, so it is going to take a lot of furniture to fill the apartment. Martha taste in furnishings is very high-end, and treats each apartment as if she is going to live in them herself, so it will be a very nice apartment. I have registered a new website (, and have started gathering information to include on the site. I built websites in the past, but I am a little rusty, so this new project is a challenge, and should keep me busy for a few weeks. I am doing this for free, but Martha keeps wanting to pay me, and I keep explaining to her that friends help each other, and in the end all is good. Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I will be visiting in Oct and are going to be looking for a place to rent. Do you think Martha will have something available in the upcoming months? Are dogs allowed in the building? We have 2 well-behaved ones that will be moving to Cuenca with us. Feel free to email me so we can chat.