First first...Well rainy season is here with a bang...it is raining so hard that we can hardly hear each other speak. And the lightning and thunder is really amazing. Today we had lightning and thunder all afternoon as well, with no rain. It seems to build up all day and then around sundown (which is at 6:00) it dumps.
|Look at these rain clouds!|
Second first...Yesterday we had our first team leave and I did either 8 or 10 loads of laundry...I lost count. :) And as I was hanging it out on the line, I contemplated the fact that this team was only 11 people...by June 7th every bed will be full and we will have around 115 people here. What will the laundry be like when they leave? I'm grateful that I'm able to start small and build up to it.
Third first...We had our first dinner in our little house tonight...hotdogs on a Forman grill that Sue's mom loaned us, and plantain chips. It was one step up from camping...and we were very glad that we weren't camping as the rain is coming down in torrents. We don't have a stove yet or a real refrigerator...we have a loaner mini-frig from Mike and Sue... so we need to be creative with food. We actually won't be eating much down here once the teams are here in full-force.
Dan is driving all over the place which gives us a sense of freedom and not such a burden on Mike and Sue. We decided that the Nica drivers were really very tolerant compared to the Asian countries that we have drive in. When we drive, we either take a long van or a tank-like ambulance...it's pretty funny.
Dan is helping Timo launch his boat. They are making one for him to play with and one that will be the model for the real thing.