The past two weeks of co-op have been quite unusual. A week ago the rains were so heavy that flooding closed roads and schools in the region and we ended up canceling c0-op classes. Yesterday, during the 2nd and 3rd hours speech class (I was substitute “teaching” this class), the wind picked up. It blew through the open vent areas on one side and began lifting the roof panels a little bit. It was enough torque to eventually cause the welds to break on one of the roof trusses.
We ran out of the large room and decided it wasn’t safe to meet under a roof that could collapse. Unfortunately, where we had been meeting was the only available location in the community center with enough electrical outlets to plug in the TV and DVD player. The speech class uses a DVD curriculum.
Note to self: In Mexico it is a good idea to always have an extension cord, a power strip and a couple of 3-prong adapters in the car at all times. One would think I would have learned this by now.
So far in February we’ve had a “Rain/Flood Day” and a “Wind/Roof Day.” I wonder what else could come up….
As I posted on my Facebook status, “3rd Hour Speech Class Canceled Due to Excessive Wind.”