And--wonder of wonders--it turns out there's an HIV/AIDS community center right down the hill from the hotel! I've been in touch with them about volunteering while I'm on the island. Nice bit of continuity, huh? I figure on an island of 1500 people any new semi-permanent arrival will be the subject of intense curiosity. By being right out there in the community I'll not only have the opportunity of meeting the locals right off the bat, but they in turn will be able to check me out at closer range. I won't be so mysterious as I might seem if I just came down the hill once in a while to pick something up.
Everything seems to falling right into place!
But none of this has kept me from starting a new blog. Hovering above all this planning and researching for my Saba trip is a layer of anticipation regarding my possible tin can road trip come fall. I just posted the first entry (with pictures!) Drop by for a visit when you can. For now it will serve mostly as a renovation update. And, boy, if you think this blog is sporadic (Ellen...) the new one will seem positively glacial.
Have to go stoke the fire. Later!