Things are going well so far! We moved into our house, which is the bottom floor of a house. The owners (Jim, Mela and their 6 year old daughter, Naya) live above. Rent is a very reasonable 20,000 rupees per month, which is around 700.00/month. Jim is a native Mauritian, but he actually spent most of his career abroad working for the Canadian Red Cross, spending his time in conflict countries/zones such as Darfur, the Congo, Sri Lanka, Afganistan and the tsunami area. Basically, if you don't want to go there - Jim went there. He is an amazing dude. Mela is a human rights attornery and is from Indonesia, orginally. She has been so helpful and is great fun.
So, we have a three bedroon one bathroom place, which is very nice. Just got back from the trade market where I picked up our outdoors clothes dryer, and now our laundry is festooned on the front porch, like everyone else. I'm off to make Will and Sam lunch. I can see food for the boys will continue to be an issue, as it does not look or taste EXACTLY like what they have back home. The worst will be the milk, as all of it here is boxed, and it really does taste a lot like drinking those little creamers you get at a restaurant. However, oddly, they like the broccoli vegetable juice, which pretty much resembles a cup of phelgm. It does taste pretty good, though.
I start teaching tomorrow - Soils here I come.