Its time for another blog post! Hooray!
This one is going to be short and sweet:
I got my own place! (FINALLY!) I know that I technically got permission to move out early (don’t ask how i did it) but i was really in some serious need of my own space. The house won’t be ready to be lived in until the 25th but nonetheless, I am super excited about it. It is a cement bloc house with 3 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and shower stall built to the back of the house with iron bars on all the windows for added security. This little slice of dominican heaven comes to for just 1000 RD pesos/month !! (Read: $25USD/month)
I could not be happier with my new place. However, it does need a lot of work. So far the house has had the following replaced (almost entirely done by me): 2 new outside doors, 3 new door frames, 3 new locks, a top to bottom cleaning and scrubbing, new mounted shower door, built a table, built a dresser, ran a new PVC pipe for my water, wired the entire house for electricity(very proud of myself for this one), built a large storage box) I still need to get on my roof and plug some holes in it and finish furnishing it.
Also, heres a little disclaimer for anyone who wants to become a Peace Corps Volunteer. Peace Corps DOES NOT supply with you with enough money to prepare your house. NOT EVEN CLOSE. So make sure to bring some money from home for that. It will make your life a lot easier in the long run.
I am extremely excited for my new move and will update my blog with some fully furnished pics as well. I will in the meantime put up some first pics I have taken so you all can see what its like. Enjoy!