Saturday, August 1, 2009
Rainy Season is offiicially here!
Wow!!! Carumba! We are experiencing something I can't even describe in words. I tried to take pictures but it just doesn't do it justice. It is raining so hard and has rained like this non-stop for a few days and all night. It is so nice to sleep to the rain. The thunder and lightning are amazing, a little scary because it sounds so close, but amazing at the same time. It does present 3 problems however:
1. WE ARE TRAPPED! It is way too dangerous to go out in the boat in this rain. As you can see from the picture of our deck we can't see very far in front of it. Normally we can see the other side of the river clearly. Also, we have a shelter on our boat but it does no good if the rain is coming down this hard. If it doesn't stop we will not be able to go to church tomorow.
2. It makes our house seem wayyyyy too small, because instead of being outside exploring, swimming in the river and playing soccer my kids are instead trapped in the house. The 6 of us crammed in the living room slash dining room, is a little close for comfort.
3. I am currently hanging my clothes to dry and this is a problem because the sun is not coming out to dry them. I did have nate hang a clothesline on the upper deck and I hang clothes on the hammocks but the kids have turned the hammocks into their playground so that doesn't end up so good.
With that said - I still love my Guatemala! (If this last much longer, you may have to ask me again!):))))
Shauna, don't worry it won't be raining like this next week when you come! We will have a week of perfect sunshiny days!