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!
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
Here we go again, another hurricane, this one goes by the beautiful name of María, pretty name, I know. This storm, however, doesn't look like it will be pretty; it's already a category 5 hurricane and it will go over the entire island. Because of María's intensity and traveling direction, through Puerto Rico, the government … Continue reading Stop that María
I got home today after spending a few hours getting lunch and trying to charge my phone thinking my apartment would still be the sauna it was this morning, maybe even more hot. I came in, congratulated my dogs for not braking or destroying ANYTHING and went on to put my purse in my room. … Continue reading Power’s back!
Well, after the hurricane we got the power back for 24 hours from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. When I learned we had power I started doing laundry, turned on every fan in my house, watched Tv, and slept with the air conditioner on. Twenty four hours later I saw the fan in my room … Continue reading When there’s no power, have a taco picnic
Yesterday, my parents, my dogs and I left our apartment seeking safety during hurricane Irma in my grandparents' house. Their house is almost like a bunker, we knew we would be safe there and didn't want anyone to be alone during such a strong hurricane; we were preparing for the worst. By the time San … Continue reading After Irma