I took 4 years of high school spanish, but I don't really speak very well. I can understand more than I can speak, but her accent was so thick that I couldn't understand what she was saying! I kept telling her, over and over, that my spanish isn't very good, and that I don't understand very much. Then she would start rambling something again, and again I would tell her I didn't understand. Wow it was frustrating!
She mentioned my son's name several times; I understood that much. I tried to come up with something to say to her, but as I was searching my brain for the words, the phone cut out. My biggest problem was that amidst the spanish words floating in my brain were a whole flood of chinese ones. I could easily think of the words in chinese, but couldn't pull out the spanish ones. I wish I had been coherent enough to run to the computer and pull up "babelfish". Instead, I just sat there and babbled in broken spanish.
So now I'm wondering if there was something in particular that she wanted to tell me, or if she was just being friendly since she knows my son. I also know some people here in my city, who go to our church, who are from El Salvador. I wonder if she got in contact with me through them. There was one girl whose family let my son "skype" at their house on Christmas day. She appears in one of the screen captures I took. I'm wondering if it could be her. Dang, where is that "gift of tongues" when you need it? ;)