Basic infrastructure services. THAT is what I took for granted the most. Heavy rains bring power outages. And when the electricity goes, everyone in the neighborhood seems to run to the water faucet and use up all the water. So no electricity, no running water.
Currently, I’m waiting for whatever tank holds the water supply to fill back up so it will dispense water beyond the drizzle that’s coming out now. Up until about twenty minutes ago, the pipes were dry. Now, water drips out. Oh, whoops. My mistake. It’s back to being dry.
The electricity was only out for two hours! Geez, people! 🙂
I’m sure I’m not the first to do so, but I’m seriously considering changing my new theme song to Here Comes the Rain Again by the Eurythmics.
Erin over at De La Pura Vida actually just wrote about some of the trade-offs to life in Costa Rica. A good read. Suggested.