Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blustery Day

Remember the story of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day? That's kind of how it's felt around here since last Friday. The winds are tremendous. Evidently this is the norm for October--high winds. And on October 1, it became summer here. There are only two seasons here--summer (dry season) and winter (rainy season). I don't know how this fits into the fact that there is still an Autumnal Equinox, or at least I think there is. Our family has discussed it at length over meals and we don't understand it, we just know we've been told that now it's summer and that the rains should pretty much only at night now.

The winds are blowing the banana trees so hard that even the locals seemed distrated by it Sunday during church. When I put our laundry out to dry yesterday I used twice the normal amount of clothespins to secure them. But the plus side is that it didn't take very long for them to dry with the combination of sun and blustery winds. Thankfully, we live in a very secure house and have no worries about it blowing away. I know there are other homes in town that are not as immune to the winds.

The winds at night are actually quite cool and I'm working on finding some heavier fabric to make curtains for the kids' room. It has north-facing windows and at night the wind comes around the windows and makes it quite breezy and chilly in there. Next week we will be in San Salvador working on renewing our visas and I hope to find suitable fabric then.

Just wanted to update you on the change of seasons and weather here. And thinking about Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, you know what tomorrow will be here? "Winds-day!" :) Hope you have a blessed day!


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