Preparing for monsoon

Today we’ve had a power cut from 8am to 3pm. As preparations are made for monsoon season, trees are cut and trimmed to preserve electricity lines. That means cutting the power while engineers and arborists do there thing.

Folks are seeking to optimise their housing situations. Moving to homes with AC, swimming pools or access to local amenities is a popular choice. We’ve opted to stay north in the countryside but with an upgrade to a two AC place in a community of likeminded covid long-stayers.

Locals face this seasonal weather event every year. It’s no big deal to them. Staying home is part of the annual cycle of life. When the rains come, sit still. When they relent, go out.┬áIt’s a bit like nature’s lockdown.