That’s cool. Redemoinho de vento. (hedge-ee-moy-n-yo gee vent-oh) That means “whirlwind,” at least, according to one of my scholarly sources. I have never moved twice in a week before, but this week, merely six days after my arrival, I moved into my humble new home on Rua Duque de Caxias. Most things have been flowing thusly. I had my first and second pilates class with Carlos this week (more on that another day). I hooked up the cell phone, and learned firsthand how quickly the reais ($) add up from a few brief calls and text messages. I did not manage to open a local bank account, though I have one more shot once I receive my first electric bill in the mail later this month. I learned the words for shoulder, heel, broom, scissors, sheets & pillowcases, and a key word, proof. I learned that one is better off spending a few extra reais (hay-ice) on a decent bottle of wine. I learned that the mosquitoes (thankfully, not of the Dengue Fever variety) are so small that they can fit through the wire weaving of the screen—but at least they don’t seem to bite.