Rowan loves science. It's definitely his favorite subject and he wants to do experiments all the time. We got a hold of a bunch of old Bill Nye the Science Guy videos and he watches them over and over. So yesterday he was taking a bath and he managed to sneak in a small piece of coral that we had found on the beach. I was curious why he wanted to bath with coral and he told me that he wanted to see if barnacles would grow on it if he left it in the water long enough. What could I do? I let him keep the coral and conduct the experiment. Alas, no barnacles formed and he decided that it might just be something that happens in the ocean. Oh, the things we do in the name of science!
In other news, we finally hired a maid! She is a lovely lady from Sri Lanka. She is coming five days a week in the afternoons. She cleans and also cooks our evening meal. She is an excellent cook and a really hard worker, I couldn't be more pleased. She comes on Saturday evening and stays with Rowan so we can go out! All this for the bargain price of $200 a month! Well worth it since keeping the dust down means cleaning all the floors and dusting everything every day. We were laughing the other day that we can have a maid, but we can't afford Starbucks! Labor is one of the cheap things in this country.
The weather is starting to warm up a bit and being outside is a real pleasure. We go out and play at the beach for hours and people are starting to come out a bit more. I've been meeting more of our neighbors and seeing a lot more kids about. Once it finally gets warm enough to swim I'm sure we will get to know all of the kids around here.
Our internet is slowly but surely getting back to normal. I was afraid it would never be the same, but I think it's getting there. Let's just hope no more cables get cut. That's all the news for now.