Another week, another strike. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been wanting/waiting to visit a park about six hours from La Paz; called Sajama. Of course, with that visit to the park, there’s a peak there that I’d like to bag. BUT, they’ve closed the park entrance due to a strike, so we’re not able to get near the mountain. Plus, they’ve received 60 inches of snow over the last week, which can cause issues with seeing crevasses… I sure am glad I have the flexibility, and not traveling just for this peak!
So, I wait a couple more weeks to try again. Which, of course, gives me more time to work! We’ve made some progress on a few fronts over the last couple of weeks. Some of the key areas:
- Meetings with ABE, our internet delivery/service provider. They have been very accommodating and receptive to some of our ideas, and we’re excited about the opportunity to partner with them over the next 6-9 months.
- We’ve made some solid progress in terms of all of our accounting procedures. As anyone in business knows, accounting practices are pretty important. Especially when you have a mix of corporate formations and are transferring money between two countries.
- I’m scheduling time to reconnect with our team in Torotoro, the place where our initial project sites are located. I’m hopefully going to head there in late July/early August to determine new project sites.
Of course, there are the daily challenges of being an expat. For some reason, I always have difficulties at the super market; they love to hassle me there. But with each passing day, things are SLOWLY getting better. I love the public transportation here, finding new places to eat, getting more comfortable with the daily routine, et al.
I read a quote the other day; “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moment of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth it in the end”. I sure hope so…