Thursday, May 27, 2010
I wish I could figure out how to save the image from the Doppler weather map - it's quite impressive today. There's a band of heavy rain (yellow-orange-red) stretching from Central America across the Caribbean and over the Virgin Islands. We started with a 60% chance of rain today, moving to 90% chance of rain tomorrow.
It wasn't bad when we started this morning - the class voted to mix cement and tile for a while. My first two classes finished row H, and we even did four squares on row G.
But the rain came by the second class, so most of the students worked in the storeroom, organizing row F and putting the squares in numerical order. A few diehard students worked outside with me. Then class was over, and I finished the last two squares by myself, in the light rain. I've always felt that rain is the same water you bathe in, it's just colder. But I did manage to get soaked to the skin. Fortunately, I had my nice clothes in my office, dry and warm. After I cleaned up, I took off the soaking wet shirt and overalls and changed into dry clothes.
The rain has grown steadily heavier - my afternoon class will NOT be on the wall today, we're rained out. Just like a ball game. Not even a rain delay - tomorrow is due to be rainier. We're rained out until next week.