Tropical Storm Erika….

For those following along (thank you!!) TS Erika came and went with pretty much nothing to show for it. Which is both great and not so great. 

 

pre storm pic from our local beach.


Great in that there wasn’t any damage to our home or surrounding areas but bad in that we didn’t get nearly enough rain to help with the ongoing drought and water rationing that’s happening in San Juan and surrounding areas. In fact, it’s early afternoon and we still haven’t gotten rain. 

With all the hoopla surrounding Erika it was a a bit of a letdown that nothing happened. They were so sure that something was going to hit that the government enacted ‘ la ley seca’ or dry law. This is a law that is enacted during bad storms that stop the sale of alcohol for a duration of time. In this case: noon yesterday to noon today. I guess hurricane parties were getting way out of hand the last few years so this is the way PR is trying to shut it down. Funny though seeing folks stocking up days before the storm. Guess it’s not really helping. 

So this is what we looking at yesterday about 20 minutes after the sunshine pic was taken. 

   

So it’s Friday, about 4pm and we’ve only had one shower. Seriously a bummer. I was hoping for rain all day, which meant Gabi would (hopefully) sleep all day and I could get lots of cooking done. Yea! 

Well, it didn’t happen. I did, however, get a Julia dish in the oven (boeuf a la mode — beef braised in red wine). And I also attempted these Cheese bombs but I think I overstuffed them. Regardless, they were Oh. So. Yummy! 

 

exploding bombs


And I also whipped up some chicken and Mac & cheese Muffins from my _toddler on the go_ cookbook. 
  
So all is right with the world and we’re dry. More info on Julia’s recipe this weekend! 

 

a little distorted but thats the horizon we had last night


 

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3 thoughts on “Tropical Storm Erika….

  1. Barbara Schutt August 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm Reply

    So glad you are all safe and sound but yes, you need the rain! Take care 🙂

  2. Cassie August 28, 2015 at 9:36 pm Reply

    Really it was just so much hype for both Danny and Erika. Oh well, it was a nice breezy, cool day to get outside and do more yard work for us. And why if the power and water still went out most of the day I have no clue!

    • Jen August 29, 2015 at 6:56 am Reply

      Yes, very anticlimactic. Word round the campfire was that they couldn’t figure out the center of the storm bc of the low pressure to the north so the trajectories were way off. This was our first ‘warning’ since moving here so now at least we know how to prepare for one…eventually. Lol! But too bad about virtually no rain! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog Cassie! I hope you visit often. 😉

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