nanny finally

Timmy had a nanny for a few months, but we let her go after the trip to camiguin. Shortcomings that we did not notice in day-to-day work were magnified when we lived and worked with her for a week and a half. It's been almost a month since we left for Cagayan de Oro and about 2.5 weeks since we let her go.

It was hard for those 2.5 weeks. I had to be absent from work for several days to help take care of Timmy and that made my chronic back pain bad enough that I had to take some days off to recover, apart from some sufficiently bad health problems too that were separate from the back pain.

We've got a new nanny now though. That should help a lot with the work situation. She also comes highly recommended by my mother, my brother's sister-in-law, and the househelp in Cagayan de Oro. She's made a very good impression in the two days she's been with us (actually, less than a day total since she arrived on the boat in the afternoon yesterday and today was her day off). I hope that Sol is right when she says that Loida was a test and training for us and that Neneng is the nanny meant for us. We have a lot of work to do to get ready for immigrating to New Zealand and sol needs all the help she can get with Timmy so that she can do consulting work toward immigration.

We aren't able to have Neneng stay in the house with us since the house is too small. There's just nowhere she could stay. Fortunately we were able to find a ladies dormitory for her about 3 minutes walk away. It's a comfortably large room with a nice landlady. She likes it so far. I hope she continues to like it. There are a lot of lodgings nearby though and if she finds that the dormitory (really, an apartment owner with an extra room) management isn't congenial then we can find her something better nearby.

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