We have subway passes, a favourite grocery store and ice cream place, and a plan for Hallowe'en. We've learned about exchanging money, how to make a pumpkin pie without pumpkin and which ex-pat forums have the most current and reliable information. Slowly, we're discovering how to use the bus system, and are learning a little basic Spanish.
Home schooling is harder than I thought it would be, but every bit as fulfilling as I had hoped. Life is busier than I anticipated. My cooking is coming along (very slowly, I might add!)
We haven't been robbed. Yet.
We're starting to make friends, both local and ex-pat.
Less than 8 weeks to go until our visit home to Canada before we return in the new year for the second half of our adventure. I hope to have a more solid volunteer plan in place by then, as well as a somewhat more varied Spanish vocabulary.
Finding a way to get to bed before midnight with greater consistency would also be helpful.