The Santa Elena Index: Week I

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# of days in Santa Elena

7

# of days as official Peace Corps Volunteers

8

# of times we have gone swimming so far

4

# of dogs that bark at night

0

# of new host siblings

3

# of rooms in our apartment including the bathroom

4

Duration, in hours, of the bus ride from Quito to Guayaquil

8

Arrival time in Guayaquil

5:00am

Duration, in hours, of car ride from Guayaquil

2

Approximate distance, in feet, from our bedroom to the ocean

50

Percentage of the view from our bedroom window that includes ocean

100%

Time, in minutes, of walk from our house to our counterpart organization

10

Percentage of commuting time spent walking on the beach

95%

Cost of a bus to La Libertad

75¢

# of different paint colors used to paint our apartment

5

# of meters of fabric bought to make curtains, pillows, and a tablecloth

7

Percentage of meals that include seafood

75%

Percentage of meals that include rice

50%

# of stores visited to find a used refrigerator

4

# of stores that sold used refrigerators for less than the cost of a brand new one

0

# of electronics projects proposed by Paul

4

# of electronics projects that Paul has completed thus far

2

# of sewing projects proposed by Mari

3

# of sewing projects that Mari has completed thus far

0.5


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