Hurricane Fiona

Five years ago Puerto Rico was changed by Hurricane María. It caused so much destruction, so many deaths, losses and changes that just the mention of a hurricane causes a deep sense of fear and stress in everyone. This time is was Hurricane Fiona, which was different than María but still deadly. Fiona turned into … Continue reading Hurricane Fiona

Tropical storm Fiona

The night before the storm always feels spooky for me. It’s dark, it’s raining and we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. I’m just calm because I did everything I could to be safe. I think I’m ready for this, now all I have to do is wait and hope for the best. We … Continue reading Tropical storm Fiona

First day at the beach after quarantine

I have been waiting for this for months, I was afraid it wouldn’t be possible this summer but the day finally came. When I remembered we were going to the beach today, I didn’t think twice about getting out of bed. It was a beautiful day, perfect for going to the beach. I know what … Continue reading First day at the beach after quarantine

Bahamas after Dorian

One week ago Puerto Rico was preparing for what would happen if just a little bit of The hurricane Dorian hit us. There was no work, school or businesses open, we were all in hiding. But the day went by and thankfully nothing happened here. We have all stayed glued to the news and have … Continue reading Bahamas after Dorian

Waiting for Dorian

Two years after Hurricane María nearly destroyed Puerto Rico we are taking all the precautions and preparing like we would for another hurricane. This time we have Dorian, which is still a tropical storm but almost a hurricane. We don't know what to expect because the storm hasn't decided where it's going yet, it keeps … Continue reading Waiting for Dorian

Puerto Rico after Hurricane María – A year later

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

Oh my Vimpat and Keppra

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

More color!

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!

Happy Three Kings Day 2018

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

Two months after María

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

One step at a time 

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 

We are unstoppable 

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 

Praying for my Puerto Rico

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

Puerto Rico after Hurricane María 

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