After all the travels and transitions I’ve had since early May, I’ve now slept in the same bed for 12 nights in a row. I have been working on making this my new home. Some things had to be purchased – especially appliances since electricity here is 220V/50Hz instead of 110V/60Hz. While American appliances might plug into some of the receptacles here, the appliance wouldn’t survive the difference in electricity.  I also needed pillows, hangers, dishes, silverware, and many other household items that were too bulky or not cost effective to bring.

I live on the first floor of the home of a Peruvian family. They occupy the second floor, so I have my own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen to use. I eat one meal a day with the family for language practice, but I can also have my own space the rest of the day. I can also come and go from the home without disturbing the family. It’s a nice arrangement that will aid in my language learning while still allowing me to learn to live independently in Lima.

Here’s a quick tour of my new digs. A few things have changed since I took the pictures, but you’ll get the idea:

My bedroom

My bedroom, as seen from the doorway

My bedroom

My bedroom, from the other corner.

My kitchen

My kitchen

Another view of the kitchen

Another view of the kitchen

I bought a fridge.

I bought a fridge. It's a little bigger than the one I had in college, but not by much!

I feel really blessed to have a cool place to live while I pursue that which He has for me. Thank you Lord for providing for me!

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