Saturday, September 1, 2007

We’re no longer waiting for rain

My last blog entry turned out to be somewhat prophetic, and we’re no longer waiting for rain. After a beautiful day on Monday, it started raining in the wee hours on Tuesday, and didn’t stop until mid-day on Thursday. We only had a few really torrential downpours, but it never really stopped dripping, and while it didn’t affect us, most of the Cayo District was without power for part of Wednesday night/Thursday morning because lightening struck a substation. They measured over 10 inches of rain in Belize City, and while I’m not sure how much rain we got here, I don’t think it was that much but it was enough to create lots and lots of mud and make driving the roads around here pretty interesting. According to the news, the rain was a result of a tropical wave in the Eastern Caribbean, which has since turned into Tropical Depression Six, then Tropical Storm Felix, and as of this afternoon, Hurricane Felix. The computer models currently have it hitting Belize as a Cat 3 hurricane sometime in the middle of next week – but a lot can happen between now and then, so I’m not going to lose any sleep over it yet. The mini-storm taught us that we can have romantic breakfasts by candlelight, and, needless to say, our horse water trough is full!

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