Monday, January 11, 2010

Monsoon Season

Rio Aguan - La Prensa

It is definitely monsoon season in Trujillo.  The rain has not let up one bit since my last post.  Sunday morning about 1 AM we were duct taping sheets over the windows in the bedroom, trying to keep out the wind.  Then the electricity went out for a little over 24 hrs, just coming back on this afternoon.  There is no water, because the city had to shut it down to avoid contamination.

Last night we slept under a bedspread and two afghans, in all our clothes.  For once, Chico did not get fussed at when he jumped into the bed.

Chico - Self-proclaimed watchdog, faithful companion, and now foot warmer.

Sooooo.  We have food and potable water, and each other.  Chico is willing to sleep on our feet.  We are okay with each other.  My favorite verse in the Bible is, "And it came to pass."  And this, too, will pass.


  1. A northern friend (Yukon!) gave me a new mantra: "Rideherout Gal" and it helps, at least a little bit!

  2. I keep telling myself that old saw about if it doesn't kill me it will make me stronger. That's kept me going for quite a while. I am sure a lot of things will be better when I finally am able to liberate my belongings from Puerto Cortes and the nasty ol' kidnappers who are holding them for ransom. AK 47, anyone?

  3. Ah Patty, aren't we "more experienced" women dangerous enough without guns?! Hubbie once burst into laughter when I accidentally said "there must be a limit to the amount of mayhem I can cause in 24 hours", and totally disagreed with me! Hopefully, the rains have stopped and the furniture will arrive in this lifetime...

  4. Hello Patty. I found you through Guanaja Sharon's blog. I noticed a picture of Villa Brinkley. My husband and I were married on Guanaja in 1998, then traveled around the mainland for a week. We stayed at the Villa Brinkley. I've searched the internet a few times over the past 12 years to see if it were still in business but could never come up with anything. The wood carvings were gorgeous. Would you mind sharing its current status with me? Thank you.