No drama here.

October 5, 2010

The temperature and humidity around here keeps cranking up and up.  Sometimes when I get up at night I can’t believe how soupy it is just outside our air conditioned room. We still mostly run the air conditioners at night, but with occasional cool siesta times, too.  We are getting tired of sleeping in the air conditioning – I hate the constant rumble and the air movement makes my eyes water.

A couple of nights recently the power has gone off for exactly one hour.  We assume that it is to reduce the load and that they roll the blackouts throughout the city.  But you’re sleeping along nice as pie and then here come the beeps from our surge suppresser and battery backup in the TV room.  Then it starts getting stuffy!

Last night we woke up and were watching the heat lightning from the patio while we waited for the power to come back on.  It was strange to have it so completely dark!  I went up to the roof to take some video and found that it was way cooler up there.  If I had something to hook a hammock to up there I would have been set!

The power came back on after an hour and we settled back in to sleep. Here’s a little video of the lightning last night over the pitch dark city.  The two orange dots on the left side are the tops of the cathedral spires. Not very dramatic, but that’s the way life is sometimes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySPMANT7Ysw

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

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    1. Wish I’d had the forethought to get out the camera to record the massive lightning/thunderstorm we experienced earlier this week. Started at about midnight, ended at about 6:30 am, with a few flashes after that. Between those hours it was constant, flashes of lightning from all sides illuminating the skies, thunder shaking the house. In 20 years of living in the Sierra Nevada, I’ve never seen anything to come close to this.

    1. As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing like a good old fashioned thunder storm (as long as you’re not on a golf course that is!) Thank you for sharing this one. I know you must be dreadfully tired of the heat and humidity, but could you just save a little bit of it for us when return Nov. 1? We are having a lovely fall this year and it’s been so warm the last day or so I had to get into the box of summer clothes I had packed to bring back to Maz. I am not complaining – this is a real treat – mid 20C in October!!

      1. Judi, I take video of all kinds of weather – and usually delete it saying “who the heck would want to look at that?” but sometimes it can be amazing. Did you put yours on You Tube? I’d love to see it.

        Sandie and Mike, Yes, I am sick and tired of the heat and humidity. For sure! It will still be lovely when you get here Nov. 1, last year I think the weather “broke” around Nov 7. I laugh at your 20C – HA HA HA it has been over 29 in my kitchen for the last couple of months. And yes, that’s without the oven being on! See you soon!

        1. Oops, my bad. It is 31 in the kitchen right now. I’m praying for a breeze tonight.

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