Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Leaf Tailed Gecko



So Astrid, from Germany, woke me up a four am the other night becasue this lizard was on the wall at the foot of my bed. We poked at it a bit, but it didn't want to move so we just left it. In the morning we found it's shed skin all over the ground. Neat. I think the Ausi's think we are very slow builders when it comes to their office. But that's just the thing, we're not builders, we're furniture makers, and furniture takes time. It's kind of annoying cause we'll be in their working from 8 to 3 and cook dinner for them and they look at us like we've accomplished nothing that day. Grrr. We're also used to having a full shop of tools, so I think we're doing very well for only having a circular saw, jig saw, drill, and sander. What they need is a router, that would make it worlds faster.There's also a strange assumption that wwoofers have tons of money, which causes some issues with the hosts. While we have enough money to travel, we don't have enough to rent a car or stay in youth hostels even, hence wwoofing. I could give an example but it will have to wait.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting lizard - so how much longer will you be here? Send some pictures of the furniture you and Alison are making. What materials are you using? Sounds like its a little frustrating, the working conditions. It has been my experience that many "foreigners", and I use that broadly, think, believe, that most Americans are wealthy. And quite honestly, compared to many others we are.

ren said...

Hey guys,
Cool pics of the lizard, but I may have killed the damn thing due to fear of it crawling in bed with me!
I'm sorry it's so frustrating at times but I know for a fact that you guys are NOT spoiled and are very hard workers so don't let them get to you.

ren said...

Hey guys,
Cool pics of the lizard, but I may have killed the damn thing due to fear of it crawling in bed with me!
I'm sorry it's so frustrating at times but I know for a fact that you guys are NOT spoiled and are very hard workers so don't let them get to you.