The long rains have started.

And by god does it rain.

It comes down in torrents, mostly at night but also sometimes during the day. You’d have to see it to believe it.

The roads that just last week were only quite bad are now in a diabolical state. Driving, which was scary enough before, is now basically suicide. The potholes have doubled in size and number, the roads are covered in water, it’s pitch black, the rain is like directing a hosepipe at the windshield and the inside of the car is totally steamed up. You have to guess where the road starts and ends.

With the rains come flying termites. They’re attracted by light and come into the flat through the gaps in the windows every night. Once inside they start dropping their wings and walking around. Laura whacks them with a newspaper, but I’ve come up with a better technique.

I simply grab them by their wings and put them in a glass which they can’t get out of. When the glass is full I throw them outside.


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