So things are definitely looking up at the homestead. Last night we had dinner and managed to have a conversation about Madonna. Apparently she is a topic of conversation no matter what country you are in! We learned the dog's name (Teo) and that it is a boy. We had a dinner of rice and steamed spinach and salmon. I'm not a salmon fan and Eryn detestes steamed spinach but we both ate with a smile, and hey, at least I don't have to cook. This morning at breakfast our host mom, Anna, tried to read us the news from the newspaper. We only caught about 1/10th of what she was saying but it was really cute nonetheless. She is sooo patient with us and it is sooo appreciated. I'm about to go buy some internet and head to the grocery store to pick up some food for lunches.