Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Made it Through One Storm

Tropical depression 18W came through Guam with a lot of publicity but didn't do much, except drop a lot of rain. You can get a bit of an idea of how much rain there was from the picture of our parking area next to the classroom which, during a heavy rain is called Lake Liebenzell. (Thank you Plaxton's for the picture). We had classes in the morning but canceled afternoon and evening classes. The storm unexpectedly broke up in the afternoon and the students enjoyed some extra free time. I used the extra time to work on the budget - how exciting.

People here know the importance of being prepared for bad weather. This morning was the first time in a long time I have had to line up for the gas pump. But, if a bad storm hits you never know how long it will be before the gas stations will be able to pump gas. Another big issue is drinking water. We heard that many of the bottled water establishments ran out of water pretty early in the day. Our water place, Wellness Water and Ice next to the Payless Grocery Store in Yigo, didn't run out of water. But they did great business today. Joyce went in there this afternoon and took pictures of the water bottles lined up for filling. We like going there for our drinking water because they are nice, friendly people and they load the water bottles into your car for you.

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