Monday, May 26, 2008

Rainy Season is here!


I think it started sometime last week because ever since then we have been averaging about an inch of rain each day. Today it’s really coming down. Our rain gauge is reading 1½ inches already in just the last half hour!

Patrick says that the weather men are predicting more than the usual number of hurricanes to hit this summer so we are sure to have lots more rain to come (Costa Rica never actually gets hit by hurricanes but we get the effects of the rain). Patrick made sure he went down into the trench and removed all the fallen tress from last season’s storms. He also did some more trenching around our house and cleaned the gutters a few times. Hopefully we’re prepared…


**Note:

I wrote this post on Friday but due to internet connection problems couldn't post it until today. We ended up with 2 1/2 inches of rain on Friday and both Saturday and Sunday we received about the same amount. "They" blame tropical storms...
The photo shows the run off from our gutters into a barrel to help slow the erosion.

2 comments:

P & K Ashland said...

Rainy season already. Seems like it just ended in November/December. Not sure I'd like that at all. Too much rain. I'll stick with the snow -I can cross country ski, down hill ski, snow shoe and much more. Rain-what can you do with that. Too dreary.

Kidding of course; but glad you are prepared.

Jones Family said...

P&K,
I think I'd rather skip the shoveling, and the scary drives on ice not to mention the $200 heating bills! Besides, we still have some nice warm weather along with the rain so we aren't barricaded in our house for six LONG months!
Jodi