Such tranquility all around us, but such power under our feet: being born Californians, earthquakes were as much a part of our childhood as dreams. After all, half of the time we slept through them without noticing and would wake up forgetting that anything had happened while our eyes were closed.
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It’s a sturdy roof, a good roof, with two-by-four rafters, metal braces, long nails wedged in, topped with plywood, then a layer of tar paper and a layer of gravel paper. It’s a good roof, a good enough roof, and good enough is more than enough here.
Since it was the second week of December, Christmas worked its way into most lesson plans. As a person who never gets sick of Christmas lights, Christmas music, Christmas decorations, Christmas cookies, etc., I was quite eager to go into Full Christmas Mode.
Week 9 brought Thanksgiving, a holiday only known to Spaniards as that day when Americans eat turkey. For me, however, it is the second most important holiday of the entire year, and it’s very strange to be away from home.
As a conversation assistant, my job is to talk. Without a voice, I was a bit like a broken pencil—pointless. I wish I could say that I navigated the situation well, but I resorted to tea with honey and cough drops and whining.