Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Drop in the Bucket

The rainy season has officially begun here in Kenya. In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that there are actually two rainy seasons here: the Short Rains and the Long Rains. The former occurs around mid-October and is usually over within a month. And since it usually just rains for a few minutes then goes away, it isn’t a bad rain overall. Usually that is… This year it was still raining at Christmas time, which ruined many a Mara vacation (Or so we heard from the comfort of our Seychellois holiday).

The Long Rains normally start in March and leave town in May when “winter,” with its chilly 15C days, begins to creep into town. Although this rainy season was slightly late in arriving, Hubby and I are pretty sure that we’re now officially enjoying our first Long Rainy Season. How you ask?

Well, not only did it rain all night long and well into the morning, but it also rained in several spots inside our apartment. Living on the top floor is fun – except when it rains and you realize that you have to inspect every room to make sure that it hasn’t sprung a leak. The worst part is that this isn’t even our first leak… Goodness this isn’t even the first leak in *that* spot.

Welcome to Kenya, where, if you’re very lucky, you can enjoy the weather from the comfort of your own living room!


Anonymous said...

At least it isn't snow!

Anonymous said...

You know I could of warned u about that top floor problem....