We have a new kitten. We had always planned on getting a kitten for our son, just had not quite planned on getting it yet. Like most of our days here, things do not go quite as planned, they kind of go however it turns out. :)
We went to a wonderful volunteer community event where they spay and neuter animals. The vets and volunteers spayed/neutered over 200 animals on this day, including our two puppies! What an organized chaotic bunch of wonderful, wonderful people!!!!! Anyways, while we were waiting on the patio with a bunch of other people, we were talking about pets and other topics. I had mentioned that we would eventually be getting a black kitten in the future. Within moments, I was escorted to a bunch of crates where someone had rescued some starving kittens the night before and brought them to this clinic. In one of the crates, there was this almost 2 lb., black and white kitten. My son of course fell in love with it as soon as he heard the purring motor kick in. Of course it was meant to be, so we now have 3 animals in line for the spay/neuter clinic. :)
A little note about this little, adorable kitten. She has NO fear. She has shown the puppies that she is not afraid of them and even snuggled up with one of them to sleep last night. She purrs constantly and has already made the house her home too.
My neighbor and husband made me a lamp. My son helped with the lampshade and even got to practice welding a wire frame. The lampshade is made out of paper and the lamp is made from scrap wood that was laying around the farm. :)
Here is a picture of the farm. Rick was practicing taking pictures today. I love how green is it here and today was a wonderful day to be outside!
We finally got our driver's licenses!!!!!! Woohoo!! So, we go into the office and hand over our paperwork and wads of copies and are told to sit down. We sit in the waiting area with the other 30 or so people. My husband watches the other people closely to see what we should expect. We not only see each and every person in the room go first to one desk, answer some questions, get their picture taken, go to another desk and get their eye's checked, sit down, get called into a room for a hearing test, go the payment window, sit down, get called for their i.d.s and leave....but we see the next 20 or so people after us do this too. We start to think that we are never going to get a turn, when we see our passports and wads of paper being brought from a back room up to the front desk. Yay!!!
We were rushed through the processes after we were finally called up and we now have Panama driver's licenses! One more item down on our long list of items to get done.
We have one item that was ADDED to our long list. Apparently, the notary that was working on a property transfer for us was working off of the wrong blueprints. So, we did manage to get new copies of the correct blueprints, but still have to get the new copy to the notary. However, November is full of holidays, so we will have to wait until next week to do that.
November 3, 4, 5, 10, 28th are Holidays in Panama
There will be many parades and tons of celebrating this week.
November 3rd - Separation Day from Colombia
November 4th - Flag Day
November 5th - Colon Day
November 10th - Primer Grito de Independencia de la Villa de los Santos
November 28th - Independence Day from Spain