It’s wet here. Really wet. Well, actually, it hasn’t rained yet today, but the heavy black cloud lingering over the volcano lets me know that we’d better get the laundry in before too much longer.
May is the start of the rainy season in Guatemala. I’ve always said that the rainy season is perfect, with sun in the morning, clouds in the afternoon and rain all night. Well, this year, we started off with a tropical depression that turned into Hurricane Barbara in the blink of an eye. That means NO sun, just a heck of a lot of rain!
The good news is that our drains in the patio work perfectly. The bad news is that we need gutters because with the ground a meter and a half closer to the bedroom door, the water pours off the roof and heads inside instead of directly to the drain, thanks to the water bouncing against the door. We bought some weather stripping to fix the issue, but it’s mysteriously gone missing. I suspect it was confiscated for robot construction.
The last day my sister was here, it poured. HEAVY rain. She had some last minute shopping to do and we hadn’t had a chance to spend much time alone together during her visit, so we went into Antigua anyway. We got soaked, but it was all good. We headed to the absinthe bar first and then we walked to the supermarket and finally went to Pollo Campero to dry out a bit before heading home. I’ll add more on the absinthe later. That was a fun experience!
After months of hot weather, it’s nice to have some rain and cool breezes. However, I must say that having a dryer this year has made all the difference in my attitude. Being able to actually wash and dry clothing whether or not it is raining is awesome! Especially with three boys who manage to go through at least a couple of shirts a day.
Hopefully we won’t see too many more storms, but I’ll enjoy the cool while it lasts.