Monday, September 01, 2014

A Weather Sandwich

We get storms on opposite coasts now and then and sometimes the weather becomes pretty interesting. These two don't look all that serious but really you never know. It is something to think about when you are gong to fly out within the next week. Seemingly unrelated to the distant Invest 93E is today's weather in the bottom graphic. Actually not all that uncommon this time of year and the wind and rain has started from that big red/pink blob.

Pacific 5 day potential

Atlantic 5 day potential

Today Monday the first of September
Melaque is right in the middle of graphic

Thursday, August 28, 2014

We're on the map

Not only is Melaque mostly covered on Google Street Views but they came out the dirt road to Pinal Villa and made the rounds of our streets. What a surprise to end up in front of my house with me passing in front of the pool inside the gate. I saw nothing that day and nobody in the neighborhood said anything.

The two photos are quite different in size if you want to see the Street View original size.  There is also a link below use can use to drive around ... and down to Melaque if you choose.

My house little

My house big

 Link to Street View ->  Unnamed street in Jalisco

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Crucigrama de Matemáticas

Crucigrama not Rompecabeza
Homework of the day

I thought it would just be Crossword Puzzle but it's Crucigrama. Rompecabeza means puzzle but literally mean 'break your head'. Anyway that was the heart of the assignment but the teacher didn't want them to solve the puzzle .... she wanted to know the meaning of the 16 words in the box below.  Yari said look them up on the Internet and write their meaning on the back side of the page. That was kinda strange because the definitions are given above and you just match them for the puzzle. Possibility Yari misunderstood the assignment?

So we did it the hard way but also went to that was printed on the bottom of the page, found the puzzle and the answers were attached.  Lots of other interesting educational stuff on that site .... take a look.

Yesterdays homework was the Definición de Ofimática

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Loca on the dock in San Blas

La Loca del Muelle de San Blás

Mexican Rebecca Jimenez Mendez, the woman who inspired the group Maná in the popular song "Pier San Blas," died yesterday at age 63 (6 de septiembre del 2012) , after a history of a dramatic and sad life.

The tragic love story, so well reflected by the Mexican musical group on "In the spring of San Blas" began when in the summer of 1971 Mendez Jimenez was all set to marry her boyfriend, a fisherman named Manuel.

Four days before the wedding, the man went fishing and never returned. Gone are the days, months and years and Manuel did not return. Rebecca sat on the dock of the port of San Blas, wearing her wedding dress, waiting for the long awaited return of her fiancé.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

13 to 2 and a big one

Hurricane Marie makes the 13th named storm in the Eastern Pacific this year while the Atlantic has had only 2 so far.  It does look like Invest 96L near Cuba has a chance to be storm number 3.

Marie is closer than any storm in the last 2 months as they have been forming well off shore and head almost directly west.  It is totally overcast here right now and from the radar we may get some rain from the outer bands. Most all all our rain has come from convection current activity where moisture blows in from the ocean or up the coast a little and runs into the mountains. It hasn't been the late afternoon Tropical rains like Hawaii .... but has been anytime of day or night with lots of thunder and lightning.

The following day - Sunday
Catagory 4 going to a Cat 5 tonight
Glad she didn't come near us

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July 27. 2014

This is Euriel who is just entering his third and final year in Secondary school. Euriel has a number of disabilities but number one is motor control making it impossible for him to walk 2 miles to school in Melaque. I have been his school bus driver this last 2 years because his parents can't afford a car or motor bike. He could use a little help with school supplies and uniform costs.

His oldest sister will join him this year in Secondary and the youngest starts kindergarten both needing uniforms

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