It was a dark and stormy night, or so the cliché goes. Here, it was dark because the power was out and it was stormy because of the wind and rain that pounded down during the night. It all fit perfectly together as Andrea had just started another book, this one by Stephen King! If you know the author, you will know he can tell some brutal stories. I guess because it was so stormy the moths, which there are lots of, all wanted to come into the house. Screens do not fit very well here so a few got in. Andrea went on a killing spree during the storm with our brand new $0.79 fly swatter. I’m glad not to be a moth judging from the body count on the floor the next morning.
By morning the sun was out and the gentle breezes had dried off our big stone deck. We had thought we might go for a hike in the jungle but after the downpour last night we thought we would wait a day or two for the mud to dry out.
We had been lot looking with Paul and he showed us a number of lots of various quality and price. We wanted a second opinion so asked Antonio if he would take a drive with us and look at some of the lots. The lots we were looking at had all the brush removed so you could see the real lay of the land. This one has a beautiful view of Panama City in the background. They were also fenced along the lot lines so you could see how large they are. We spent several hours wiling away the afternoon looking at various lots and discussing the pros, cons and pricing. An interesting afternoon, for sure.
Back at the condo with the big deck, I was grabbing some sun when I noticed the little ant with the big flower that is today’s feature picture. This little guy was the epitome of determination. The flower is several times larger than the ant, as you can see, but even when the stronger breezes blew him back the direction he had come, he held on to the flower and pressed on to his unknown destination. I wonder if he was taking the flower to his girl friend?
There is quite the little Canadian community on our street. New folks arrived during the storm last night to occupy the other suite here. This morning, we met Brent and his sidekick Gary. Brent came out of his apartment and walked over to me saying “You must be Keith and I know you like bacon!”. He had read the blog before coming to Panama. The little group grew last night to include John and Paul who all know each other from way back. It was like a reunion. Everybody owns here!
Also of interest to me was that Antonio had received a rental inquiry for one of his suites as a result of the information posted on this blog, just yesterday!
I did get a comment on the blog about not showing pictures of the food and the pretty girls serving it… err umm, its Andrea and her cooking! Now I know this person has seen her cooking and that this person knows how camera-shy she is. Maybe he is trying to get me in trouble?