January 5, 2011

The Nicaraguan ABCs: R is for...

Rainy Season

Rain on a tin roof.  That was our life for about 5 months.  Our tin roof wasn't that fancy metal stuff you see around here, but plain flimsy tin.  So when it poured, I literally had to put my hands over my ears.  But now I really miss it.  I miss napping next to the fan on a hot day with the rain tapping on that roof.
Rainy season started around the end of April, hit hard at the end of May, and tapered off a bit by November.  In May we hosted a team from Purdue and the whole team had to buy rain boots just to make it through the week.  Our clothes were soaked just about every other day.
 teams walking through town in the rain
construction work during rainy season = lots and lots of sticky mud (& sticky people)!
For a time there, being soaked through at the end of each day was the norm.  Umbrellas couldn't begin to handle the amounts of rain that would deluge from the sky.  
Brad & Amy

Most importantly, the rainy season created a great challenge for Tedd & me when it came to successfully arriving to our literacy classes.
 hiking through thick mud to get to class
crossing a creek on a dry day

"Lord willing and the creek don't rise" took on a very literal meaning for us, considering the creeks would flood in no time and keep us from crossing on the motorcycle (or any other vehicle for that matter).  When it rained, it poured, and when it poured, class was usually cancelled.

(Or if you're in class when it started to pour, well, then you spend the night!)

Oh, dear rainy season, you were a blessing and a curse, but one thing's for sure...you made life in Nicaragua that much more adventurous!

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