Our new pad!
For the first month, we were in an AirBnB house, so we waited to find something more long term until we arrived and had a better lay of the land. Well, after much online searching and talking to people in town as well as real estate agents, we found “La Casa Rosada” about a mile from Atenas centro and with lovely views of the surrounding hills. We moved in a week ago and are adjusting well to our new neighborhood, but I will admit there was some panic after the first day when we discovered that there is no water upstairs for most of the day, I blew out the very temperamental electric shower head (the only hot water in the house)
because of said lack of water and Alice woke up covered in red marks that we initially thought was a rash but actually turned out to be mosquito bites (no screens in windows). 😦 Thankfully we’ve made some adjustments and the water pressure issue is fixed as our landlord has put in a pump so we now have water throughout the day.
We have a family with a horse on one side of the house and Oscar loves to chase the rooster and chickens that wander our yard. We also discovered a nice playground about a half a block away so we are starting to get to know some of the families in this little area.