The recorder concerts have progressed through the years from practicing the scales and "Mary had a Little Lamb" to Bach's "Joyfull, Joyfull, We Adore Thee". I am often tempted to throw a recorder into my bag when returning to Zina's so I can join in with the impromptu recorder concerts. The neighborhood is always changing but still the same. My stay was three weeks this time and time is the factor in improving language skills. Usage perks up the vocabulary. Zina has been perking up her verb skills at the language class every week and I ordered a cervesa and listened. Highly recommended but I had a hard time commiting to a one hour lesson each week. Maybe next time. My big accomplishments on this trip other than seeing old friends and meeting new ones was buying a cell phone and my biggist accomplishment, a Mexican senior pass for public transportation. It was so easy, photos and copies of rental agreements, passport and power bills. I felt confident enough of my language skills that I walked the short distance from Zina's to the senior center and made my application. When asked my owners phone number for emergency purposes, I whipped out my new cell phone, scrolled down through my contact list and showed it to the processing agent. Zina can attest to the fact that I was beeming when I picked up my pass several days later. I guess the felling of satisfaction came to me because I was starting to assimilate. I love the feeling of community when I stay at Zina's Guest House.