Ever since we found out about the windmills being built in St. Isabel, we always wondered where the hell they were being built. Well sometime in May, we found out exactly where; right behind our urbanization in St. Isabel. We were outraged that they were being built so close that Raul wrote about it and the conversations he had with folks led him to realize that although we researched the possible health risks, the politics involved were outweighing any information blog posts anyone could write. So Raul started the hunt and lo and behold our friend Melvin knew of an apartment opening up in his complex right on the beach. Well Raul wanted Rincon or Isla Verde. I wanted somewhere in the middle like Caguas or Ponce.
We had visited Melvin several times and new how neat it was to live so close to the beach. Raul talked to the owner, checked out the apartment and then had us come up to see it. We talked about the pros and cons and when we couldn’t find anything else we liked, we agreed to take the apartment in Isla Verde.
Since we did not want to leave our realtor Michael hanging with an apartment, we had told him that we were in the process of signing a contract with the apartment and it gave him ample time to look for a new tenant. He found one and we ended up moving earlier than expected.
I did not do well with the move because I wanted to help Raul as much as I could but Daniela wanted to be up in my arms because of the influx of people coming in and out of the house. Finally Maria del Carmen and Carlos Juan came to the rescue and helped us pack, unpack, clean, and throw out the stuff we did not want within two days. Mind you we had decided early in July and prior to that had been shredding throwing things away and organizing. Maria del Carmen and Carlos Juan helped pack what we had left.
We have been in the apartment a week and Daniela has found new friends in the building named Ramon and Melvin. Not kids but adults who love her company. She has even learned new words like Olas, Bote, Para el Agua, and more words. She is not as shy around other people as she was before and goes to Melvin and Don Ramon very quickly when they want to pick her up. With ladies except for our friend Eudeliz, she is shying away or closing her eyes. LOL We have seen her go from not wanting anyone else but Raul and I to giving other people high five. JuanGa has lots of dogs to look at, stare down, and bark at but he also is getting lots of attention.
Daniela has picked up so many words that she is saying short sentences. Her favorite, “I see You!” She also closes her eyes when we tell her something and opens them slightly like I see you and hear you but I ain’t moving. She is picking up so much language lately it is scary. She is also a little to free with her hands and has wacked me a couple times. I put her down and she starts crying. That is her punishment putting her down.
She is also attempting to sing the Alphabet song and invents her own songs as well. She chases JuanGa down with chairs or her table and it’s basically no mercy for him.
We will put pictures of the new place soon.