Despite the horrible weather last Sunday, President Calderone did arrive. Getting in and out of downtown during the time he was expected to be here, actually here, and then gone, was a nightmare. Everyone on the island wanted to get a glimpse of him so you can imagine the crush of golf carts, taxis and motor scooters. There was only one street open to get in and out. At least we could get out though!
We did manage to accidentally see the boat he was on as it passed by on the bay side. Too far away to see anybody on it, except that everybody seemed to be in white. I understand that they decided not to venture out to sea but instead dropped the wreath into the bay. Hopefully out where the current passes by on its' way back out to sea...and not to shore! There were some pictures in the paper yesterday but they were so blurry you couldn't see a thing. They looked like the photographer had gone to far into their zoom mode. Like maybe the Press wasn't allowed near him.
Yesterday almost everybody I talked to, including myself, had a headache. Almost like a migraine. That sharp pain directly behind your eyeballs and on your temples. Neck ache too. Then a little bit of nausea and feeling hot and then like you are going to pass out. I bet I met a dozen people who all had the same symptoms. Coincidence?? Change in pressure due to the storm?? Just strange.
Then yesterday evening, again as the sun was setting, we were treated to this wonder again.
The icky news is that we discovered that Simon is covered with fleas! I have no idea where he picked them up. Although there has been a straggly cat around lately, eating from Simon's bowl. I have never seen the two of them have any contact so I doubt he got them from this wild cat.
Poor guy. He has been dosed with flea powder and is now forbidden to come into the house again until I am sure they are gone. He is very upset over this development! This picture of him really shows how different and big his eyes are. They get even bigger when he is startled or scared.
We checked the other cat, Kitten, but found no evidence of fleas on her.
She's a grand old lady of 16 years now. Doesn't look it.
So, looks like life is returning to normal here. Military show offs are now gone and the roads are cleared. We are getting some peaks of sunshine and it is warming up again. Summer and another hurricane will be back quicker than we know it.