Sunday, November 28, 2010

Census Sunday November 28, 2010

An eeriely quiet city.

Picture taken from our bedroom window, census workers getting organized.

The young women census takers.

Today is census day in Ecuador. The government issued an "Immobility Law" for today. No one is allowed out of their apartments, homes or hotel rooms today between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. We actually slept in until 8 a.m. this morning because there was no sirens, car alarms or traffic, only the barking of a few dogs could be heard. It is almost eerie, like a sci-fi movie where the city is devoid of human life and you are the only ones alive. Our census takers just left, they were two young high school girls who spoke pretty good English, although Dad answered most questions with Spanish. They asked how many children we had and when we said 7 there was an auditable "Ohhhh". We were joking if in a hundred years our descendants would think to look in the 2010 census of Ecuador to find their ancestors. Dad quipped only if they read your blog. We still have to stay in until 5 p.m. so I hope to get some pictures posted today. Have a good Sunday.

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