Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SI! (or if you're learning Quechuan, Ari!)

I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I leave Cusco on Saturday with a truck load of furniture! I am so excited. I can't wait to make a home - it's been since the end of July since I've had a home. A place to escape to and make mine and beautiful.

I have lost my camera cord so am going to try to buy one tomorrow to post pictures.

It is the most spiritual place I have ever been. There is definitely a reason they call it The Sacred Valley and I can't wait to live there.

Have I said I can't wait to live there yet? I was in the middle of the street doing happy dances much to the chagrin of my new friend who has to live there and now he's the guy who knows the crazy American. I just couldn't help it. My cheeks still hurt from smiling. And I'm smiling all the time.

I think I am going to set up a program to help the women who work the Artisan market outside of the ruins learn English a few hours a week. Maybe if someone wants more classes or their kids want classes or something we can work out a trade for some of the amazing crafts that they make that I really want but can't afford to buy.

Also my friend Nicolas is going to take me up to some of the villages you can only get to through a couple of days of walking and I can bring them supplies that you've sent since they never see any of the help that comes to Cusco. He speaks Quechuan and is going to help me out with that and help translate with them.

Have I said yet that I am excited?

I love my life.

and I love you.


  1. Awesome! Awesome! I am excited for you! Mail delivers to this place , yes?

  2. The Aldea Yanapay address is still the best one to use - I can come into Cusco and get things and they are safer in the central post office in Cusco than trying to work their way through the small towns.

    love you!