So, Mark and Susan were here starting on Thursday, and we were so busy and having fun that coming up to put a blog update on seemed just too far away. They left this afternoon, so here I am.
First...they had barely got here, and then the rain started....hard. So hard in fact, the first time I had ever seen hail...in my life was while we were going to lunch. The rain stopped by the time we left, but by then the damage had been done. Roads flooded, rocks everywhere, general traffic malaise. We were still able to get around in the Defender, but it was something to see. Then it rained the next day, and the next. We had water running down the walls in places, and a lake in our patio of probably 8". All in all, it could have been worse, and in some parts of the city it undoubtedly was.
We spent part of our time trying to get the lights in our house fixed. So many burnt out bulbs, a ballast, a starter, a broken plug here or there, while our electrical bill will certainly go up, it will be nice to be able to see again. Cecilia was especially happy, as her room has not had any light for...oh, just about since we moved in here. Add on top of that fixing, looking at, and correcting several computer issues (including one at the clinic) checking the water damage in the man cave (ah, great, more work to be done there!) We even had time to enjoy a picnic with Union Christian Church at a park on the way to Valle de Angeles on Saturday, which was good for all involved (the kids even got to go swimming in a pool just their depth.)
And at the clinic...construction continues. The roof is the big ticket item that needed to be done as soon as possible. That soon has become this week, with pouring starting today. Oscar is in enough of a hurry to even rent a mixer if you can believe that. After that gets done...well, we shall see. We are hoping to re-open in the new facility in February, but that will depend on finances in how quickly we can work to make that happen.
And this last picture...I could not resist. All I have is a caption.
"When life gives you lemons...make lemonade."