The rainy season, two weeks into it I was consuming cocktails at a friend’s restaurant, when it was pointed out that so far it had been a fairly dry rainy season (isn’t that an oxymoron?) anyway I did tend to agree. Then it started, and the rain came down, my fishpond that would normally have 4 inches of water in it, now had 26 inches.
Three days later we had two earth tremors up on my mountain. If you threw in a comet and a volcano, then my week would have been complete! The up side is I can now go whitewater rafting on the street in front of my house.
It is my favorite time of the year, as the Air/Con is shut off for days at a time, and they turn on the city water, which has been shut off for seven months, not that it maters anyway they stole my water meter. That proved I was right about drilling the deep well!
My well is being replenished with fresh water and the house next store that would normally have shafts of light glowing from the many holes in his roof, now has running water inside, utilizing those same holes! He has been on the roof in the rain with Bukaseal (roof goop), old tires and scraps of linoleum, working hard to patch the holes, he could have done the same thing before the rain, if he’d did it at night with his inside lights on, and patched where the light shines out, he would found all the leaks, I knew where they were, he would’ve stayed dry.
The hidden benefits of the rainy season is the money I save on my electric bill, the power distribution station in Dinalupihan Bataan, has to shut down during the rain as it floods. Now, the gas bill for my generator tends to increase during these brownouts, but I choose to look at the positive side. After all it was my choice to live here! As long as my generator works I’m happy.