Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wet, Wet, Wet...

We had heard the weather was cold here in the winter...

But we were surprised at how cold.

Likewise, we had heard the weather was hot here in the summer...

And we were told the truth: Things were hot here.


But the monsoons brought unexpected "challenges," such as only having two options for getting Rebekah to school: a motorcycle or a rickshaw (neither of those options are water-resistant).

But the bigger challenge than getting wet a lot is something we remember well from our flooded apartment in New Orleans 1 1/2 months after Hurricane Katrina, when we finally got into the city: the moldy furniture, clothes, and shoes.


We have not had the mold nearly as bad as some of our colleagues in town, but the distraction and frustration that comes with each new white or black fuzzy patch of mold reminds us that we live in South Asia, the land of houses without climate control.

So we try to just brush off the bouts of culture shock that come with our fuzzy friend, and look on the light side of the humidity and rain...

The chance to change into multiple outfits each day, find trendy and cheap umbrellas in the market, wear rain boots from the USA (courtesy of Grandma Roberts in Oklahoma)...
 

And just enjoy life a little bit, dancing...


and splashing in the rain.



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