So remember the last post I wrote? The one where I made light of the fact that Guatemala is soon to become fish food? Yeah, of course you do. Because I only wrote it a couple of hours ago.
Well, here’s another update on the situation that’s slightly less than funny: My ceiling is now leaking water onto my bed. The bed that I have to sleep in tonight.
So you’re probably all like: Well, why don’t you just move your bed, then?
Well, I’d do that but the problem is that water is leaking from every part of the ceiling. There’s not a dry bit of ceiling left. This house is sinking, folks. And it’s about to take us all with it.
Okay, so maybe that last line was a bit dramatic. I’m sure that if my room starts to really flood, I can always bunk with one of my roommates or else share the couch with the dog. It’s not like I’ll be waking up in a river or anything, any time soon.
On a related note, my roommates went out to buy some purified water just now (you can’t drink the facet water here) and the water vendors had jacked the price of drinking water up to 12 dollars a container. 12 dollars! That’s twice as much as the average Guatemalan makes for an entire day’s worth of work. Apparently, despite the fact that the city now has a giant river running through the middle of it, we’re all running low on drinking water.