i've still not got any pictures to post, sorry, i'm such a slacker. samil is sitting on the floor eating peanut butter crackers, and i'm thinking about all the things i want to do today. none of which include teaching or doing laundry. both of which i need to do.
yesterday, our little group of "concerned neighbors" went with the lawyers to tell the neighbors association that they're out of business. but what? what was that? no neighbors association? we get to the president's house and he tells us that he gave it up a long time ago and only the a** that is doing the collection now is in charge. the lawyers are pissed. apparently it's illegal for him to collect money if there isn't a formal association, bla bla bla. so the coup d'etat was much easier than i thought it would be.
it might help though that our scary neighbor went with us. c and e always thought was like like in the dominican cia. he's huge and burly and once i started talking to him realized, uncharacteristically intelligent. his job in the coup?
he was the muscle. he stood there, pistol in holster (not an uncommon sight around these parts) and stared the man down. yep, just stood there and scared him out of his wits. i thought he was going to pee in his pants.
it turns out he stole more money than anyone imagined but there's no way to track it down since the "old" president of the association closed the official bank account more than a year ago. we'll start from scratch with a general meeting next week letting people know what's going on.
i don't know if i can wait that long for the water to come back.