This is just a quick update. Things are happening so fast around here, that I wanted to get a few updates in while I had a few minutes.
Earthquake on the Panama/Costa Rica Border
We experienced an earthquake this week that did a little damage. My neighbor, Hector, has been working on his rock wall for some time now. I guess he will have to continue to work on it a little bit longer. :(
There was no damage to our house, except for a broken infinity candle holder and my son's board games all bounced out of his closet and on to the floor. It was a little scary because the shaking seemed to last for a long time. They say it was about 15 seconds, but it seemed longer.
I included some pictures from other places from around the Boquete area. Some of the stores lost some merchandise and there were a few landslides. I personally did not see any damaged roads or landslides, but I included pictures that other people had reported.
It turns out that there is indeed a wasp that is only active at night. One of the only places in the world where they exist happens to be near us. So far, we have never had any issue with them. Early this morning my husband found them swarming. It looked like they were looking for a place to sleep for the day. Hopefully, they will move onward tonight or tomorrow we will have to encourage them to relocate. Here is a picture of them huddling in the mango tree for their daytime nap. (They are the yellow and brown cluster in the middle of the picture.)
The water tanks are up and functional! The plumbing is holding, the water pump works and the tanks are full of water. Another success!!!!