Quiet morning on the balcony
Trip Start Jul 14, 2011
31Trip End Aug 15, 2011
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Today is a bit cloudy and much cooler. I´m glad. I really can use with the break from yesterday´s heat. I´m sitting on the balcony right now and the air feels really nice. Tomás is with me, sleeping in the other chair on the balcony
Tomás is an interesting cat. Kind of like Jekyll and Hyde. One minute he wants to be your friend and get lots of attention, and the next minute he decides to bite you. I will have to learn to read the signs to see when he wants to be patted and when he doesn´t. Occasionally he jumps high into the air for no apparent reason and sometimes he jumps up high to catch the doorknobs and open the doors. He is quite adept at opening doors. He likes to go out on the balconies and also out into the hallway of the apartment building. He goes out into the hallway, runs a lap or two of the 8th floor (the floor the apartment is on) and then comes back to the apartment door and asks to come back in. (He can open the door to go out into the hallway but not to come back in.)
This afternoon I will meet the other people from the program I am attending and then my days will become much more focused. I will be in class every day and also have readings to do each day. I´m looking forward to getting to know the other people in the program and to start class. I´m glad that I came over a few days before the start of the program so that I am not so tired and jet-lagged today. I know that some of the people in the program just arrived in Spain yesterday. They must be exhausted today. It definitely takes a few days to get accustomed to the time change. I met one of the participants, Carol, in Cincinnati back in June when I was grading AP exams. I´m looking forward to seeing her again.
The clouds are beginning to disappear and it is getting warmer out. Hmmm....hope it doesn´t get too warm today. I like the cool, fresh air.
Vicente just got home from work and my computer needs to be charged up. Hasta luego.