It is strange that he said nothing, but perhaps it was not his place to say anything. He went along with our efforts to move all the pieces of furniture we did not want to the middle of the living room. He did appear to be out of sorts, so different from our prior visits with him, when he seemed so eager to have us rent the place.
We are all disappointed. Maya and Eric knew from the start that they wanted that apartment, I have been 'slow to warm up', but when I did I had my heart set on it, and now am trying to adjust to our new reality. I realize that it is two weeks since we first saw it, a week since we called and expressed our desire to rent it but were told they wanted a year's lease, and Monday when we called and agreed to rent for the year. Strange that the dueno did in fact agree to rent to us and implied that we would sign the contract today, precipitating our visit yesterday and Pedro's uncertain behaviour. I am trying not to feel guilty about taking too long to decide. I told Eric I would be happy with the smaller place in Republica del Salvador, so we are hoping that is still available. But I still wish we had the big place with the big view. I try to tell myself that things happen for a reason, to be ok with whatever, and we will be here for only ten months anyway, and the view is all around us, so we need not have it from our home....doing the 'sour grapes' thing now....I am surprisingly sad and defeated.