Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua - August 5, 2013

our backyard
Pat gave a talk yesterday about Noah, the flood and its meaning for our day. Well, for our congregation it had great significance because for the last few days we feel like we are living during the actual flood. Maybe he should have been giving us instructions on how to build and ark. We have had almost non-stop rain and I don't mean little showers but downpours. The sky has been gray and we haven't seen the sun except for maybe 5 or 10 minutes. Service was impossible on Saturday so we had a "rain" day. It seemed like nobody was out and about but I hear some kids were so desperate to play ball that they braved the thunder and lightning to enjoy a game. The temperature has been down around 24°C and we were feeling cold. We even made some hot cafe-mocha to warm us up. Even Pancho was feeling the cold and was shivering in his cage to keep warm. We were thankful that the electricity didn't go out all day and the internet stayed on too. It felt like a good old fashioned "snow" day when you didn't feel guilty for not going out.

Today we're still experiencing some rain but we were able to get down to check on the boat. It was quite full of water and it took us a good 1/2 hour to bail it out.

The boat - full of water

These two pelicans were keeping an eye on us

Pat - relaxing when we had finished

This post was supposed to be published yesterday afternoon, but the internet went down and so we couldn't post.