Well, I just took my second shower at my house. Fixed the small leaks with the sink and shower and now I am good to go with my 500L tank. Running water is amazing. I certainly appreciate it more here than I ever did in the states.
At this point, my house is feeling a bit like home. I look forward to coming back to it when I am traveling around the country. My neighbors always give me warm greetings and the people in town when I get off the taxi are slowly learning my name (or at least that my name is not “white man” or mundo). Right now I am sitting at my new desk in my room with the light on and my lovely solar fan keeping me cool. I guess you could say I have my own small version of America set up here.
It is already time for mid-terms! I just finished covering vectors. Some students are really getting it but there are still many students who cannot explain what a vector is. When talking with other teachers and PCVs, the best advice I seem to get is to be the best teacher I can to those who learn. I want to motive everyone to learn, but it is not easy to motivate the students and if I try too hard to keep the students interested I will find myself not covering any material. We will see how things go; I have hope and I hear that is a good place to start.