Friday, April 9, 2010
Life Moves On
Typical winter has come to Quito. Usually between November and April, it rains almost every afternoon, and can get oppressive after a while. Instead, we have been enjoying a drought this past year, with wonderful and very much appreciated sunshine all day every day, until this past week. Maya and I have been drenched every day. The rains have been torrential in the rainforest and on the coast, with floods and loss of homes and lives. The hydroelectric dam, which was empty for months so that we had 'apagones' (blackouts) daily, is now overflowing. The rain certainly keeps me inside and safe and makes it easier to live this quiet uneventful life that has been prescribed.
I have been busy researching my 'condition', making skype calls, emailing friends, asking questions, working toward a decision, trying to keep the terror at bay.