On Sunday morning it was cloudy out, but you don't think much about it because it often is cloudy but never rains. We are still in the middle of our dry season. The temps are very comfortable. At night it will get down into the lower 60's even high 50's. But we will have months with no rain. I probably have mentioned this before on this blog but it just becomes normal. You don't see rain for months. If it does rain in this time of year, it will be for about 10 minutes barely making the ground wet. In our back yard all the trees will drop their leaves like the season is fall. So raking them up you make huge clouds of dust. So getting back to Sunday, it was cloudy. During church it started to rain. This may not be that big of an issue, but where we have church, we have it under a tent and have extension cords running on the ground for our sound system, projector and computer for the music. It gets a little concerning when there is rain. It was not very hard so it didn't effect us to much. (I put the power strip on a chair just to be safe.) We finished our church service and it was still raining. I thought to myself that it was kind of strange. So that afternoon, we had lunch and looked at a website we use for finding out the weather (something we don't do very often because it is always the same during this time of the year). There we found that we were going to have rain for at minimum two days. They said it was not a tropical storm but was very unusual for this time of the year. 11 inches later, it was finally letting up. A week ago it was pushing close to 90 to 95. With this rain, we have yet to reach 70. When there is that much rain, the house gets saturated. There are new leaks in the roof of our house that weren't there before. It is a never ending battle with a tile roof especially when there are cat fights that happen on them. (Cats will fight and run at full speed making a clacking sound as the tiles bang into each other. They shift and slide down over time. Last night I ran to the corner store for some saltines to have with some soup and the streets were deserted. At that time the streets are crowded with people getting off work and high school students walking home from school. It really shuts things down in a society where one of the main forms of transportation is walking.
Now on to cleaning up after all that rain. Have to make sure there is no buckets full in the back yard somewhere were mosquitoes can develop and get you sick with dengue.