Today was a crazy day at the Galería. A group of students are here for a week taking Spanish classes in the back room. While on a normal day, one or two tourists might stop by, today three groups of students came in addition to a steady flow of tourists, all asking Dona Mina to share her experience of the revolution. Because the mothers are going on strike, they spent the afternoon in the Gallery. I showed off some of the videos of mothers that I have already taken, and I got a bunch of other mothers excited to stop by and share their stories as well. By now, I know a lot of the mothers. They stop by to talk about their grandchildren or their latest ailments or wondering when the roofs Daniel has promised will finally come. One of the mothers brought me an article today from when she was in Costa Rica, talking about the pensions that widows of war receive in the neighboring nation. Tomorrow, at 9:00am, the mothers plan to gather again to go to the local municipal building and list their demands again.
My latest technological problem (of which there are about 10 a day): I have used up all of the space on my hard drive taking videos. I have an external hard drive now, but it’s difficult to take video onto it. Working with “Movie Maker”, the videos are also pretty hard to edit.