We spent several hours in a small town near Cuenca where our applications for residency are being processed. So glad we hired a lawyer because I can imagine the stress of dealing with all the paperwork in Spanish would be much more than we want to deal with. I received an email yesterday saying that Bruce’s paperwork was accepted, but nothing so far about mine. Hopefully we will hear more today.
Inside the building was clean and shiny and the time went by pretty quickly because we had interesting conversations with others processing their visas. The magic jack that we ordered from the states did the trick. We now have a U.S. number and can call anywhere in the states for free. Our bank needed a U.S. number in order to send us a code so we could access our bank statement online and show the Ecuadorian government that our social security checks were deposited last month. If the acceptance of my papers comes through today, Bruce and I will celebrate tonight at one of our favorite restaurants tonight!
This morning we walked to Nucallacta for lattes and breakfast. Sorry I can’t find a photo of their beautiful and delicious lattes!
We went to the grocery store yesterday to buy a few things and were surprised to find every cart in use and overflowing! Apparently the president had given a speech the night before about the virus and people finally took notice. Bruce and I have been buying a few extra items for the last week or so to stock our pantry, so we’re all set. I think the latest here in Ecuador is nineteen cases with one fatality, none of them in our city of Cuenca. We are all trying to be extra cautious and following hand washing suggestions, but we don’t feel nervous about it…..yet.
Since I have few photos about the subject of this post, I will add a few of Bruce’s photos taken at random around the city.