Well now that we're into rainy season I thought I'd write up a comparative list of the relative advantages and disadvantages to this for our readers who don't live in the tropics...
ºThe swarms of flies and mosquitoes.
ºThe more frequent power outtages.
ºIt takes days for your freshly washed clothes to dry on the line.
ºGetting caught outside in a downpour (think: you're standing under a waterfall. YES I know it rains where you live but, well, nevermind...just come down here and experience it for yourself...!).
ºThe humidity! You can cut it with a machete.
ºDirt roads turn into ponds, rivers and/or swamps. See my 4-Wheelin' It entry from last June.
ºWhen the roof leaks (think: you're in a hit sub).
ºOutbreaks of malaria, dengue, and dysentery.
ºDid I mention the swarms of flies & mosquitoes???
ºEverything is green and lush and tropical.
ºThe soothing sound of rain pattering on a tin roof when it's falling lightly.
ºMangoes are in season.