Gradually, the couple days a week in the office turned into 4 then 5 days per week. So we started looking for places to stay the night closer to the mission office. Our dear mission friends, the Hymas', let us stay in their apartment during the 20 days per month that they were doing missionary work in the islands. That was really nice for us because we had a place to cook and hang our clothes.
|Bedroom at Hymas'|
Another place we laid our heads down at night was the dormitory in the mission office. The bunk beds there were actually pretty comfortable and Sister Button didn't even scream too loud when taking her morning showers without hot water. Neither one of us particularly enjoyed getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night because it was on the other side of the building. But the final straw was when the janitor started coming in at 4:30 am to clean the building.
One day Chucho (Jorge Daniel), the Alvarado's 7 year old son saw us hauling our suitcases to our car which was filled with some of our belongings. With concern he went to his mother and asked "Mom, are the Buttons homeless?"
|Dormitory at the Mission Office|