The hazy look is rain
Actually, there's no news really. Even the persistent rain isn't news any more. I waded home from my lunch time student in my water wings. It's now practice for Jurgis to meet me at the door with towels. My little umbrella is finished. In the end, it wasn't worth keeping open. For a 4 buck cheapie, it's done quite well for itself. I'm going to miss the bright green. I have a black vulture ready to take over though.
Yesterday evening, I went out to my late student... got as far as the bus stop and waited.... and waited... and waited... I amused myself while waiting...
There's a manhole cover. The underground water forces them up into a fountain in the road
Let's just say it was wet!
It's usually dry under the huge rubber trees at my stop.
I was using my umbrella under the bus stop shelter.
I eventually waded back home. No go. I left a message with my student that there just are no buses. No wonder...
Photo taken from the news. This is the bus I was waiting for.
It was stuck far away from me.
These two photos were taken in our neighbourhood, though at the other end. We weren't as badly hit.
I'm intrigued. She's actually riding her bicycle through the water!
Feel free to browse more to get an idea of what it's been like here lately:
Some areas were very badly hit with cars completely submerged and a couple of landslides.
Not too long after I sent a message to my student, I got a text from him: "Don't come. It's flooded here." Uh... yes... I'd say!
My one student was saying that the rains of this year are the worst he has ever seen. I know that, for us, it's the worst we've had, though São Paulo is no stranger to rains and floods. It's a seasonal way of life here. This is constant though. We're well used to the 4pm sudden rain storm in summer, but this day in and day out rain and flood? Not nearly as much fun and very awkward, to say the least, for intrepid teachers like me to move heaven and earth to get to students - ok, not quite heaven and earth... make that 'wind and water'.
And speaking of students, I need to get back to preparing for young MF.
For those who're waiting, Tat won't be blogging in a hurry. I got a "My pc has a fatal error" message last night. She is less than impressed.