The Rainy Season!
June 1 came and I think, so did the rains. So far it hasn’t been what I was expecting but it is early days yet. So far about 60% of the days of this month have been rainy. Many of those days were accompanied by lightning, thundering, power outages, water outages. But what I had been led to believe was that it would get so wet that our clothes wouldn’t dry. Not yet so far….but like I said – it is early on in the season.
The days have also seemed to be hotter. Even I am having trouble with staying cool and that hasn’t been much of an issue until now. The breeze isn’t even cooling me down, especially as it isn’t always coming in the front door.
On another note – this past week I also took the third stab at making tortillas – and I think I was pretty successful. I had asked one of the locals how she makes her tortillas – and learned a little secret – use oil instead of shortening – and I think I missed a step last time – or maybe I just had a different recipe. 🙂
The circus came to town this week and is supposed to be here for 10 days. The first show was scheduled for Friday evening. A car drove around town Thursday and Friday announcing the circus. People from the surrounding villages hopped on their buses, or caught rides in passing pick-ups. People rented rooms in various small hotels in anticipation of a late night. Actually, I think the buses don’t go back to the villages that late. So all plans made….
And they cancel the circus on Friday night.
Life in small town Central America.