Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tarma: A Place of Contrasts


We´ll post more pictures of our new home later, but we couldn´t resist posting this picture now. To us it symbolizes the contrasts of where we live--in an large home with hot water (almost unheard of here in Tarma) but we still live in a primitive environment by U.S. standards. The picture shows Scott´s white shirts hanging out to dry in our side yard.

7 comments:

Russ said...

Oh look, and you even have a doghouse! Does this mean you're going to buy a Peruvian Hairless Dog? ;)

So does the house have a washing machine or are those shirts getting washed by hand? (I ask because I only saw two houses with washing machines the whole time I was in El Salvador.)

Andrea said...

Crazy! I am excited to hear more adventures in Tarma.

bird on the lawn said...

I do love that!

Sheri said...

Welcome to Tarma! You are having such an amazing adventure.

Elder and Sister de Paula said...

So good to hear you made it ok! We've been awaiting news of your arrival in Tarma and hope you get settled in and going full speed...besides the laundry:-)

Tammy said...

Yes, but the shirts are so fresh from the line. Most Peruvians don't have dryers. Even those who can afford them. My mother in law when she comes and stays with me in Texas hangs her clothes out to dry. If she were to put her clothes in the dryer they would shrink. Especially the alpaca.

Julie Zimmerman said...

I love hearing about your mission. I grew up with a clothes line. Crisp sheets are the best. Crisp jeans are the worst.