How could I have forgotten to mention that we just had an anniversary here. On September 18th, it was five years since we moved to this island.
Our house was not ready to move into (although it had been promised to be empty), the people living in the cabana refused to move out, even though it was stated in the contract that they would and we found ourselves having to live in a hotel downtown for a few weeks. I vividly recall lying in bed those first few days wondering what we had done. We totally gave up our life in Minnesota and moved here, lock, stock and barrel. Those first few weeks were scary, full of doubts about our decision and our first real introduction into the "manana" attitude of getting anything done.
Needless to say, we have come a long way since then!