Saturday, October 13, 2007

It’s raining, it’s pouring…this weather's getting boring.

All right, I don’t mean to complain, but well, I’ve just gotta be honest here about the weather we’ve been experiencing recently. We are at the height of the green season and awash in precipitation. Want to know why I’m not blogging about fabulous trips to exotic locales in Costa Rica? I’ll tell you why—we’re waiting for this weather to subside. There’s no sense in driving to a volcano if you can’t see the darn thing, right?

I’ve lived in a climate (hellooooo Seattle!) where the skies were cloudy all day, but I seem to recall the rain more as drizzly there. This is something else—I’m telling you, it’s a lot of rain!

So far, for the most part, I’ve enjoyed the green season. The mornings have been lovely and sunny, the afternoons wet, and the evenings clear and starry. I usually like rainstorms, and this pattern of sun, rain, and nighttime was nice and comforting.

We were warned that October was one of the rainiest months, and now we know that was no joke; everything is ultra-soggy. Rain during the day, rain during the night—mucha lluvia everywhere we go. The kids had school inside waterlogged clouds this last week, and our dehumidifier makes the rounds from room to room, filling up in fast time. A couple of nights ago Erin’s comforter was so damp I had to throw it in the clothes dryer for a few minutes. Hey, the temps have been fantastic, in the 60s and 70s. Trust me, amigos, it’s truly not the heat—it absolutely is the humidity.

A Tico friend of ours called on Wednesday to ask how we’re doing with the constant showers. He assured me that we are getting a lot more rain than normal this year (surprise!) and that oddly enough, in January and February we’ll be aching for a rainstorm—but mercifully, he added that by December the weather should be spectacular here in the valley.

I miss swimming in our pretty pool, admiring the verdant scenery, and enjoying the gorgeous Costa Rica mountains. And it's worrying hearing about all the people affected by devastating mudslides, floods, and washouts.

Sunny months ahead? Bring ‘em on!

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