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Unusual Weather in Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Sundasy was a very interesting day. We had a lovely family dinner on the terraza up to our ankles in babies.

Sometime during dinner we had a freak hail storm.  Not is it unusual to have a hail storm here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, it is almost unheard of for it to happen in March.

We all scrambled inside and waited for it to pass so we could get back outside and enjoy our wine and fantastic dessert that our daughter made  which was a Salted Caramel and Pecan Cheesecake.

Later we said our goodbyes to family and went to bed to watch a little TV before going to sleep.

Evidently, this was not in the cards as we heard a huge explosion and our electricity went out.  It is not unusual for our electricity to go out after a storm but not usually several hours later.

We went to sleep hoping beyond hope we would have light in the morning.  This, however, was not the case.  So no dishwasher, no washing machine, no computer, no TV … well you get the picture.  (no pun intended)

It is amazing how much I got done not having power.  I took a pair of pants into Fiaga to be let down, did all my filing for the last 4 months, read a book and finally had a lovely nap.

I woke up just as my soap was coming on at 1:00 pm.  I then turned on the dishwasher and washing machine.

Now we were without power from 10:00 pm Sunday to 1:00 pm on Monday.  This may seen like a long time but we can remember when we could wait up to 3 days to get power back.

I did call CFE (071) to make sure the outage had been reported and was assured it had and it could take up to 10 hours to be reinstated.

Needless to say, I was thrilled when it came back on 3 hours later.

All in all w felt very lucky as it could have been much worse.

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