We had a rainstorm last night with LIGHTNING and THUNDER that was something else! It lasted about four hours up here on the hill. Electricity went off about five times and finally I moved away from sitting by the window when there was a flash of lightning and thunder at the same time that was amazing in the canyon. From up here on the hill, I can see the storms almost twenty miles away (I gauge in my unscientific way) and I LOVE to watch all the cloud formations and the downpours. It reminds me of when we used to stay at a beach house in Galveston and sitting and watching the downpours over the water and the shrimp boats huddling together if it was a really big storm. "Mother Nature" is something else.
When I first moved here and the rainy season started, I wasn't prepared for the fact that there is NOT a water tight house in San Miguel. Most of our windows are metal and I don't care how much weatherstripping you put on them - they leak. Trust me, I've tried EVERY kind - purchased in Mexico and brought down from the USA. I even have a waterfall that comes under the roof terrace door' if I don't put a towel there.
So now, I've learned, NOT to get excited. To be sure the towel is up at the entrance to the roof terrace, and then I just let it rain. The floors are tile so they dry. I have carefully placed potted plants under some windows. Clever huh? - killing two birds with one stone - so to speak? If there's a LOT of water, of course, I wipe it up but if there is just some on the window sills I let it dry on its own. Oh the window sills are stone...........
I met a couple today who is considering moving to San Miguel and they asked me what was the most important "thing" to bring to Mexico and I said "flexibility, a sense of adventure and a sense of humor"! They laughed, but isn't it true?
AND of course, with the rain comes the cool temperatures - today I was in a long sleeve dark colored shirt and long black slacks.........54 last night!