Mary Besore Durward




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I'm blogging again - August 6, 2007


Welcome!  I'm slowly getting my web site back together after changing servers a few weeks ago.  I've decided to start up my weblog again after a two year absence to motivate myself to keep exploring and sharing all the great people and places I encounter. 


I sold my little house, so I'm back down to just one house and should have more time on my hands again.  At the moment, I'm still working a lot to try to recover from holding two houses for a year.  I guess I'm staying in my original house for at least another year until the real estate market improves here, but I'd still like to downsize in Duluth and buy an apartment in Goiania.  The development I want is called Mirante do Vale in Parque Amazonia, and was designed by Lenora's sisters.  Take a look:  Mirante do Vale.  The link is a Powerpoint presentation that should open itself, but you have to press the Enter key to advance each page.  If you're interested in an apartment for yourself, let me know and I'll put you in touch with someone who can work with you. 


In other news, I'm taking another AFS exchange student for the coming year.  Matheus is arriving from Brasil on Saturday.  He's from Sorocaba in the State of Sao Paulo.  Before I even take him home, we're heading down to Chicago for the Sullivan Sisters Picnic, an annual reunion of my mom and her sisters and all their families. 


I'm still working three jobs, but they are all part-time and flexible, giving me time to travel and work with exchange students.  I'm working for the US Census Bureau one week each month, during the week that includes the 19th of the month.  I'm also doing a data conversion project for the St Louis County Assessor and a business and attractions directory for the Duluth News Tribune's revitalized site. 




Postings Index:


Trip to Thunder Bay - November 18, 2007

It's Snowing - November 9, 2007

Information about Andy - October 14, 2007

I'm Blogging Again - August 6, 2007

Another East Coast Trip - Thursday, July 28, 2005

East Coast Tour - Sunday, June 5, 2005

My Last Few Days! - Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Three More Weeks - Monday, April 25, 2005

Palmas and Back - Sunday, April 17, 2005

A Typical Day in Goi‚nia - Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Traditional Brasilian Easter - March 26, 2005

Heaven on Ilhabela - March 14, 2005

Onward to Campinas - Tuesday, March 8, 2005

My Visa is Extended! - March 1, 2005