"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' "
Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just wanted to write a quick update.  The aftershocks had finally started to slow down until we had another earthquake yesterday!  A 5.6 at 2:29 pm.  We turned on the news immediately and the epicenter of this one was also in Sámara.  (This is the beach town where I studied Spanish at last year. )

The news has said that this could go on for about 3 weeks, and to expect another earthquake that is at least a 6, until all of the energy is released from the subduction zone.  Well I hope the Costa Rican news crews are just like those of Florida when it comes to hurricanes:  "hunker down!  this is going to be a big one!"  and then the hurricane turns and misses Florida altogether.

So far, since yesterday's quake we have not felt any movement at all.  Not even any aftershocks followed the earthquake yesterday.  Maybe it is all done now.  I sure hope so.

We did have a crazy aguacero yesterday.  It POURED rain for 6 whole hours.  No lie.  I guess that's not much different from Florida, though.  One of the bridges from Cóbano flooded out yesterday making it completely un-driveable.  (That shouldn't be a surprise if you read my description of the dinky bridges in one of my previous posts).  The river was rushing over the bridge so you couldn't even tell what was the road and what was the river.

Tomorrow is our first day back to school since last Wednesday's earthquake.  Let's pray that the seismic activity does not start again so that this teacher can stay calm for her kiddos.

This coming week is semana civica because Costa Rican independence day is on Saturday.  Throughout the entire week we have activities at school, a few activities after school in town and on Saturday a parade.  So a super busy week for us all at school.

Buenas noches.

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