Gosh we miss everyone. I am certainly more homesick since we are in one place. The weather is storming today, wind and rain and cool. Much like a Seattle Thanksgiving. We will go to the market and have a Thanksgiving Day hunt. I think we will look for some pumpkin (a big gray white one with bright orange inside). They also have some long flat green beans that are delicious. We will get some olives, they have the best we’ve eaten. The local honey is to die for. All the local farmers bring their produce to the market every Thursday. It is a sight to behold and very well attended by the locals and tourists. You can get almost every thing from food to clothes and household goods. We love to go each week. Then we will go to the butchers and get a big chicken to roast. Yesterday I baked a chocolate pudding cake and that will be dessert. We will rent a movie to watch while our dinner digests. So that’s how our day will go, now tell us about yours.
Yesterday Joel and I took the “Bumble Bee” into Bodrum to the Volkswagen dealer to see if we could get a new gasket for the muffler. He also wanted them to check our brakes. Well they couldn’t find the master cylinder, so the hunt was on. They looked from one end of the car to the other, no master cylinder. So they went online to see where it was. Well it wasn’t where it should be, but these guys never give up. In the meantime they fixed the radio and set the stations to the hippest ones in Bodrum. Finally they found the master cylinder under the dashboard and behind all the gauges. The brakes are fine. The horn was very wimpy, and in Turkey you need a loud horn, so we decided on a new one. Up on the hoist we went, but alas the new one wouldn’t work. So they set about fixing the old one. It “belts” it out now!! You have to keep in mind, the guys knew very little English. They all had great senses of humor and it was fun. Two hours and $13 US later, we were on our way. We had put some clothes in the washer before we left as the sun was shining but by the time we got back it looked like rain, so we did a Chinese laundry. Hung the clothes on out rack and put the heater on them. I don’t know if we told you, the weather here has turned cold and is in the 50’s. They are having snow throughout Turkey which is very unusual for this time of year. We hope it will be warmer in Greece.