The nights are long in Puerto Rico these days. On hot nights, my wife, Nieves, and I spend hours sitting in the patio, sometimes taking showers at 3 a.m. Cooler nights come with rainfall that worsens the still-roofless homes. Of course, there’s still no electricity. A month later, Hurricane Maria is still with us.
We are holding out in our empty nest (our two daughters live in the States). Easy to say, perhaps: Our middle-class San Juan suburb did not feel the worst of the hurricane, and our flat-roofed house collects rain water easily. Except for piles of debris awaiting pickup, our neighborhood looks pretty normal.… Seguir leyendo »