You´ll be happy to hear that the dengue epidemic has calmed down in my community. No, not everybody´s doing their part and keeping the house free of mosquito larva. It seems that the fumigation did kill the adult mosquitos that were carrying dengue, though, and hopefully they didn´t lay too many eggs. They did six rounds of fumigation in the whole community plus one that they call control of the focus when one more case appeared. It´s been a week now since any more fever cases have appeared, so maybe it´s over.
So now I have a breather. It´s been a fairly calm rainy season so far, but soon it will be August and hurricane season. I´ve got a decent stash of books going for when it rains for a week straight. It did rain a lot, though, during the patron saint festivities in my community, which was a bummer. Mostly they ignored it, but I was not so inclined. It´s sinking ankle deep in the mud/cow poop mixture that really gets to me.
I miss you! Come and visit any time!