San Felipe, Mexico



Sept. 10, 2006, Catalina Meders, Title Company Bookstore, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico:

Everyone from San Felipe is just drying out. We got some residual rain from "John" on Tuesday morning. It was a downpour for about ten minutes and we were just drying out from that when we got hit by a surprise mini storm on Thursday at around 6 a.m. This time there was a lot of wind and then the sky just opened up.

We had thunder and lightning and when the storm was right overhead it was very spectacular. It only lasted for about 15 minutes but the streets were rivers of water and there were small lakes everywhere. It was very difficult driving. People had to keep turning around and backtracking.

The storms created a couple of days of cooler, less humid weather, which was very nice, but today we are back to higher humidity, around 60 percent right now and it's 90 degrees on the balcony as I write this at 10 a.m. Summer is not over by a long shot.

An example of grace under fire: Tuesday morning when we got the rain storm from John, I happened to be at the beauty shop getting my hair done. The roof turned out to be not really rain proof, a common problem in a land where it hardly ever rains at all, and so there were large waterfalls pouring into the room. The ceiling began to sag, the lights began to flicker, and the whole thing looked near collapse. As the owner of the shop rushed around finding buckets and mops, turning off appliances, and frantically trying to get her husband on her cell phone, the young lady working on my hair just calmly continued to do so. She wasn't even slightly flustered and my hair came out great. Now there's a lady you need around in a crisis! Until next week, vaya con Dios from the book store by the bay.

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