Hastallegar100

HOY – Continuamos trabajando para energizar en su totalidad los sectores que aún faltan. Compartimos trabajos de apoyo que realiza el personal de Líneas Sur en el Municipio de Barranquitas. Seguimos…

TODAY – We continue working to fully energize the sectors that are still missing. We share support work carried out by the staff of Líneas Sur in the Municipality of Barranquitas. We continue…

 

Today is Day 232 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 245 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. AEE reports 98.63% of its customers/subscribers currently have power.

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Daily Count Up – When Will I Be Happy?

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(Josian E. Bruno Gómez / EL VOCERO)

La Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) informó que un 98.57% de un total de 1.5 millones de clientes cuentan con electricidad en toda la Isla, de estos, el 1.43% que equivale a 21,012 clientes aún están sin servicio eléctrico.

The Electric Power Authority (AEE) reported that 98.57% of a total of 1.5 million customers have electricity throughout the Island, of these, 1.43% which is equivalent to 21,012 customers are still without electric service.

Today is Day 231 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 244 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. AEE reports 98.57% of its customers/subscribers currently have power.

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You know I won’t be happy until #hastallegar100 – 100% electricity for every home and business in Puerto Rico. Am I asking for too much. NO, I’M NOT!

Sabes que no seré feliz hasta #hastallegar100 – 100% de electricidad para cada hogar y negocio en Puerto Rico. ¿Estoy pidiendo demasiado? ¡NO NO SOY!

Hot Springs

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Michael thought he’d been most everywhere in the Caribbean. Still, he had never visited Dominica. His father dismissed it as being unexciting and his mother bemoaned that the hotels did not have even a single star to their credentials. Grazi was crazy about the island.

Every time they visited San Juan, she found a way to hop islands to get to her Dominica. They spent plenty of time in the sulpher springs and visited every mineral bath on the island. As long as they had rum, he was along for the ride.

“This place is volcanic… so its alive.”

“The hardships I endure for love.” Michael replied thinking of his mother’s absurd comment. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for Grazi. She made all the difference, she was enough.

Who Discovered Dominica?

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On Sunday November 3, 1493, Christopher Columbus or Cristóbal Colón, your preference, sailed passed the island. He was unable to land on this amazing volcanic island but, he named it Dominica as it was Domingo/Sunday.

What he didn’t realize was that the island was already populated by the Kalinago people and that they called the island Wai’tukubuli, meaning ‘Tall is her body’.

The Spanish (just a bit), British, and French all spent time colonizing the island. Just go there and learn for yourself!

This is a view of Roseau, Dominica.

Please remember that Dominica was also hit by Hurricane Maria. Tourism is the mainstay of the economy of Dominica.

Diving Dominica

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One of their first free dives was in Dominica. Grazi took Michael to Champagne Reef. He laughed as she pull her running shorts on over her bikini and strapped the knife to her waist. She slid in with only her mask and fins.

“Are you sure about this?” he asked from the boat.

“Yea, I’ve been doing this my whole life. We’ll start out shallow and go deeper.”

“I’m going to wear my snorkle so I can take pictures.”

“Ok, one day our kids will be able to see how crazy we were.”

“You mean, how daring you are. I’m the crazy one. I’ll follow you anywhere, even to the depths of the ocean.”

“Oh, come on, it’s not that deep!”

Grazi turned and dove under. As Michael jumped in he thought….this is the only person, the only person in this world who could make me leave my gear and follow her. The only one.