We need rain. This last dry season has been usually hot, dry, and windy, and the rains have been slow to return. There is a serious shortage of electricity because there isn’t enough water in the rivers to run the hydroelectric generators. So, it’s hard to complain when we get rain. It has been pouring most of the afternoon, often with lightning and very loud thunder. There is a little wind, especially considering how much thunder and rain there is. Back in Florida a storm like this would have debris blown all over the place!
It’s good to have the rain. The air is cool and comfortable. We already went out on our bikes this morning and we have no where else we have to be. The electricity seems to be hanging in there, so what does one do on a rainy afternoon. Update the website!
I’ve had the website for quite a while but haven’t done a whole lot with it yet. I’m sure it will always be a work in progress, but I have made a bit more progress today. Hopefully it will be a useful place to visit for some of the many people who are interested in learning more about this part of the world.
- I did a lot of work on the information page. It has links to all kinds of things we have written about.
- There has also been a little work on the links page. If you have a site or know of a site that would be good to include, please let me know.
- I have installed a program that alerts me when there is email from the contact us page. I thought I had it set up to foward to my regular email account but it didn’t work out that way, so when I went to look at the mailbox I discovered it has some really old mail in there (how embarassing, and thankfully these folks also contacted me here). Now I have something that pops up a window on my computer and won’t go away until I attend to it.
- I have added some new banner pictures to mix it up a bit.
Zemanta brought up some news articles (which are all pretty much the same article). It’s interesting though to see how our water problems in Panama have made the news in so many US newspapers. I’m curious about the canal – two ships in a lock at once? Those ships are SO big! I’ll have to watch the webcam and see what is going on. I also like the Live Marine Traffic page to identify the ships. Right now I see a cargo ship from Denmark entering the Miliflores Locks, and another from Libera in Miliflores Lake.