Thursday, 17 November 2011

Down to single figures

Truce was having troubles understanding how long until we returned to Australia.  We drew a calendar for November and each morning Truce crosses off the previous day. Weeks, months, days are a bit tricky for a four year old to fully comprehend.

Now that we’re down to our final week in Chile we’re calculating and rationing our rate of consumption and deciding what items we can do without.  There are certain things that we don’t want to have to buy in these last days:  washing powder, a 32 pack of toilet paper, five litres of oil, two litres of ice-cream – perhaps the last one is okay.

The girls are going through things they’ve acquired here and are going to give the larger articles to their friends at school.   We’re going to take as much of their school work home that we possibly can and to help with their Spanish we’ve organised the language books the girls would be using next year.

Our main priority is to find a set of bathroom scales so we can weigh our bags and avoid any surprises at the airport.

Dome complete with cat flap.

1 comment:

  1. one week left -- how exciting and yet how sad --you have a very exciting book on your time in Chilli to put together.. I am grateful to have found you in the blogland -- hope you keep another blog of your homeLand home experiences -hope you'll keep in touch - like to see the new baby (bebe) when it arrives!