"Respeto a Nicaragua y a la lucha sandinista..." -Calle 13
I am going to blame my recent lack of blog entries on the problemita Nicaragua experienced last week where a fiber cable was between Venezuela was cut and our internet went out. If that is really why the internet went out, I have no clue. That was the rumor. I would believe that we get internet directly from Venezuela seeing how we get most of our services directly from Chavez.
So anyway, internet is back! Woo! And the power is still going out daily. But the water is doing a good job staying on. The other night the power was being just ridiculous. It was Friday night and we were all hanging out between Doña Yeny (which is actually Doña Jenny) and the venta. The power went out. Out come the candles and we go on, no problem. Ten minutes later the power returns. We blow out the candles. Five minutes later the power is gone again. “Grrrr,” says Deyring “Marcela y Virgil estabamos hablando sobre Jessica y David esta en el hospitalito!” She was watching Clase 406, our favorite telenovela. Dianis quickly lit another candle.
At this point I began handing out the wind-up flashlights my parents and Sarah’s parents sent out with Sarah in May. Sarah and I wrote the kids name on each flashlight so there were no disputes. The chevalos went CRAZY. They love using the flashlights Sarah and I have and now that they have their own, which they carried around with pride. The parents came over one by one and thanked us for the great flashlights.
The power continued to go off and on (about 5 times more) and the flashlights were charged and ready to go each time. Now, if I only had a wind up CD player so I can listen to Calle 13 allllll the time.