April 17, 2014
We Have a Building!
Building isn't the right word. Neither is room, or facility. I guess you'd technically call it a storefront, but since this is my first time living in a city, I'm not used to using words like that. Here it's called a salon. Not like where you get a massage and a manicure, but /sah-LONE/, translated "big room." So yeah. This place came up for rent, we checked it out, worked out details with the owners, and a few days later signed papers. Woo hoo!
If you have no idea why we'd want a salon, then you might wanna read a post or two and get caught up on the coffee-house style youth center we plan to open here in Encarnación, Paraguay, aka The Bridge!
In this picture, it's the area with the first two garage doors, one of which is half open. The green building with the purple doors is someone else's salon. We'll be able to take advantage of the sidewalk space in front of ours for placing a few tables and signage. Okay, before we go inside, let me warn you that it's gonna need a little work. That's typical. The floors here in Paraguay are tiled and walls are made of concrete, so when an old tenant moves out, there's always work to be done. You ready? Let's take a look.