Guatemala, Rent a House, Lake Atitlan
It’s my birthday and I found my dream home.
And I wanted to show it to you because it’s beautiful. And I had all these plans to go
places, but I’m right here in paradise. So I don’t have to leave. So here is the
view that I see. And I can hear the lake in the morning. And this is the front gate. And
these are my little chicken friends. They’re very happy chickens. And I go up this path
to my house. And this is where I live. You go up here.
Hello, chicken. It’s like a fairy land. It’s just what I like. My office. It looks out over the lake and the hummingbirds.
And some chairs over there. And the front door. And here we go in the kitchen. Isn’t this
cute? I love my kitchen. I’ve been cooking very happily in here. And then we go into
the living room. I love it. The beautiful windows. And here’s my bedroom. And I’ve
been sleeping so well every night by the lake. It’s beautiful. And here’s the view that I can see from
my couch. Look at this tree right next to the house. It feels like a home. There’s
my desk area, a little messy. And then out the front door again. So this is the first day that I got to spend
in my house all by myself because I’ve been working and teaching. And I just couldn’t
leave because it’s so beautiful here. And it’s the best birthday gift I could have
gotten. So for those of you who think I’m not wearing
any clothing, I am. I’m not naked. I bought a new—new to me—sundress for five dollars
U.S. There’s a good recycling clothing ethic here. There’s nothing that you would find
in the shopping malls. No Macy’s, no Bloomingdales. And, you know, it’s brand new. I think this
dress is brand new. Because it doesn’t feel like anyone’s ever worn it. And I’m enjoying
it so much, even though I haven’t worn green in a long time. Ah. So the chickens come and see me, but they’re
still a little shy. This guy looks like he’s been pecked to death. But I’ve never seen
anyone doing that to him. And that’s my view from the patio.