I have now lived in Quito for 19 days. Things are moving in stops and starts. I have a very close friend here who is native whom I met during my research and previous visits. He is a god send but I fear I am wearing him out (interestingly a phrase not even comprehended in this culture). I have found a beautiful apartment and I am getting that ready to move in.
I am thinking, though it would be good for me to reach out to and stay in touch with other US expats. I have followed and reached out to others prior to my move and was disenchanted by all the complaining, so I am more interested in communing with those with attitudes like Priscilla and Susan in Ecuador, on this site.
I am male, recently retired at 62 and in most ways, new to Ecuador. Let's chat. My communication may a bit sporadic until I am able to establish permanent connections to the internet, etc.