Sometime in the wee hours we got some rain. Not like the rain we've had since I've been home, but the slashing, bashing sort. The kind that comes with lightning and thunder that literally shook the shack. It was glorious! Except, for the first time since she wiggled her way into my life, CWIM was bounching around like a ping pong ball. Shelf to table to bed to oof chest (mine) and finally to her favorite hiding spot. I'd tell you where that is, but she won't sign the release consent forms. I'm not sure how long it went on but I finally fell back asleep while it was fading away. Oh weather wonders!
This morning, Vieques was supposed to be having its own protest concerning the ferries; I'm awaiting word on the outcome*. Around 10:30 Julian was going around the island with his sound truck, announcing there would be a 6:00a.m. cargo ferry, regardless. I don't know if that happened or not. What I do know is that I went on facebook to see who else heard it, because I thought he was saying there would NOT be a ferry. I was quickly corrected by Angelica that indeed, I got it wrong (surprise!). Between Julian and facebook, we get the news around here at night...the coconut telegraph (yes, and facebook too) working well in the day. Something to be said about 3rd world with a gloss...
I'm still really slow on my connection and have a semi-full plate today, so I'm just going to stop here for now.
Have a faster modem Monday! Do something melodious (beside the silent screaming of a fast typist forced to go at sticky tar speed).
*from Google Translate - for the Spanish version, go here
Vieques occupied since early this morning Elizabeth II terminal to protest once more for the service launches Maritime Transportation Authority (MTA), which for a single month operates a passenger ferry between Fajardo and the two island municipalities.
The mayor of Vieques, Evelyn Delerme, said the situation has caused the island municipality residents have had to make trips of up to seven hours at sea before reaching its destination in the so-called Big Island.
From 5:00 a.m. today, seized the end of Vieques seeking to cripple the service. Shortly before 7:00 am, none of the ships had entered or left the dock, but the first trip is scheduled for 6:30 am
"People have been very diligent, very respectful of the pain of those who suffer from this service and has not been presented to travel," the mayor stressed.
"We have supported not only by their presence, but does not appear to use the services," he added.
Delerme said the situation has already become "intolerable," so that community groups yesterday asked him to Governor Luis Fortuño intervention.
The mayor said the ATM had said last Friday that would have the main boat ready for use, but that did not happen.
The demonstration will last until 6:00 pm today.