Wednesday began as any other day… Up early to leave for school at 7am..Wednesday (29th)
was Travis’ 18th birthday… School was normal.. With tests coming up and more homework there
was lots to do.. Well, once we got home I noticed this white piece of paper stuck in our gate…
Hmmm.. Upon reading it to the best of my ability it looked like a ” discontinuation of service”
notice … Agua… Yikes! Water? The tap was turned on and you guessed it… No water..
Apparently the water bill hadn’t been paid. It’s not that we didn’t want to pay it we just never
received it, even though we looked for it daily in our mailbox. Upon calling our landlord who
doesn’t speak any English.. And my broken, very broken spanish it was decided that she would
call the water company. When was it coming back on? A while later our guard came by and told
us that it would be back on later…
Ok we could live with that..
A little while later… BOOM!! This noise came from up the street..Now we no longer have
hydro…we’re doing well.. No hydro.. No water… Good thing it was Travis’ birthday and we had
already decided to take him out for supper… Off we went walking up the street… Telling the
guard no water… No power… We all laughed as he brought us over to the reason of the power
outage… A good size crispy fried bird lay at the bottom of the hydro poll…
We could only hope that everything would be back to normal (whatever that looks like here) once
we came back from supper..
Praise the LORD!! Water and power were back on when we came back several hours later..
But our excitement for the day wasn’t quite over.. Another large boom… This boom came with
shaking and our cheesy looking little chandelier was swaying… Apparently an earthquake off the
coast… No damage… No injuries… Praise the LORD!!
I’m sure Travis will definitely remember his 18th birthday here in Costa Rica!