Last night I got the chance to see Hamilton, starring the one and only Lin-Manuel Miranda, right here in Puerto Rico. He brought the play here for 17 days to bring attention to Puerto Rico over a year after being hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Everybody has been talking about it ever since they … Continue reading Hamilton Puerto Rico
Last week marked the first year since Hurricane María and we have all been looking back at how our lives and our home changed after María. Here in Puerto Rico we now talk about our lives in terms of before María and after María. But last week we were all thinking about what really changed … Continue reading Puerto Rico after Hurricane María – A year later
As you probably know, there are a few hurricanes lurking around, deciding where they want to attack. We are hoping and praying that nothing comes even close to Puerto Rico because, apart from the fact that no one over likes hurricanes, we are not ready for another one. We still have not recovered from Maria … Continue reading Oh my Vimpat and Keppra
Now we're painting another room, a bigger room. We started today but didn't finish painting the living room/kitchen. We painted about half of it, maybe a little more and started putting together my kitchen cabinets. This means my kitchen is partly done, I have a stove and a cabinet without doors, drawers or counter top. … Continue reading More color!
Eight months after hurricane Maria, it seems like we can't go one full week without having a blackout. Sometimes it's just for a few hours and sometimes for a day or two and it just brings back unhealed wounds left over by hurricane Maria. We spent months without power, now after life seems to be … Continue reading ANOTHER blackout this week
Three years seizure free!!! This third year is just a little bit sweeter than last year was just because there were a few moment which I thought would ruin it. Throughout both hurricanes and afterwards I was so terrified and nervous of having another seizure because I was worried about so many things. I was … Continue reading Three years!!!!!!!!!!
As promised earlier today, I want to tell you about my sixth driving class, which took place this morning. This class began from the moment the instructor picked me up as he let me take the wheel immediately. This was very exiting for me, although I had been waiting for this since he told me … Continue reading Driving Lessons- Day 6
My Christmas this year has not been normal, every holiday has been a little bit different than other years and I have loved it! From spending Thanksgiving in Florida, to Christmas in Boston, to New Year's Eve with my dogs, it has all been an adventure.Today we celebrated Three Kings Day by going out to … Continue reading Happy Three Kings Day 2018
Today I got the great news that we finally got power back in our apartment in Puerto Rico. Yeah, two long months after hurricane María, my parents can finally go back to sleeping, cooking and eating at home. I got the news this morning from my mom and I was so happy that they can … Continue reading Two months after María
After over a month the boxes my aunts sent my parents to help life after Hurricane Maria finally arrived. My mom was so happy with all the food, batteries, flashlights and solar chargers for cellphones and computers. Mail was already being delivered but when they still hadn’t received any packages I thought they had been … Continue reading One step at a time
So look at what I found today: I think it was just sitting around in that Hobby Lobby waiting for me to find it and of course I had to have it. The only thing better than that was finding another one that said María but that's asking for too much. Finding that just made … Continue reading We are unstoppable
With a broken heart I write to you tonight away from home, from my beloved Puerto Rico. My aunts bought me a ticket to the states and I really didn't feel anything from leaving, it just felt like another trip with my family. It does not feel that way anymore, I can't be more thankful … Continue reading Praying for my Puerto Rico
Writing on the roof again, I'll keep it short because I can't waste a lot of battery but things are as good as they can be right now. Still no power, it has only been restored to a few places on the island but that gives us a little hope. I'll keep writing as soon … Continue reading Checking in
Puerto Rico saw the biggest and strongest hurricane in decades. I haven't been able to write or update the blog for days because we don't have electricity in my house but my brother and I just walked to el Telégrafo building (telegraph) where we heard there was wi-fi. Among a herd of people, all connected … Continue reading Puerto Rico after Hurricane María
Everyone on Puerto Rico is working hard to prepare for María and so are we. Everything is ready to go to my brother's house. Just like I did for Irma, I will be Tweeting in real time for as long as I have wi-fi. Stay tuned to @unstoppablemar1 to see how we're dealing with this … Continue reading Hurricane María