The saint who lost track of time…

So today, to my big disappointment, she was mentioned again : the saint, responsible for the the heavy thunderstorms around the end of the month august. She is called Santa Rosa.

It turns out that she has completely lost track of time. She is due around the end of august, a few days before and after the 30th, and here she is tormenting us, day after day after day for a few weeks now, actually from the day I got back from my trip. It is so early in the month that I didn’t even think about her, although I was surprised there were such heavy thunderstorms in the middle of winter. Where I come from, they only occur after heat waves. That means they are quite rare. Now I lost count of how many times I jumped up in bed, startled by the loud thunderclap. Because here, because we are in the city and the concrete seems to enforce the loud bangs, and maybe because we live in an old apartment and the building shakes and the windows rattle endlessly, here it all sounds so much worse then where we used to live. Its louder and it seems to last forever.

Now today I was told that if Santa Rosa comes early, say, about a month early, that she stays all month. So we should brace ourselves for another 2 weeks of rain and… sleepless nights. Although one does get used to about everything, right? When a friend of mine complained about the loud thunders keeping her awake last night, I realized I had slept through them.

And I realized I have -again- Argentinized : I go out less and less and less… It rains too hard and even with boots and an umbrella you get wet.

So looking in my fridge, I know it is time for Santa Rosa to go and leave us in peace.

7 responses to “The saint who lost track of time…”

    • Jeje estoy re feliz que puedo ayudar a los Argentinos de no olvidar a sus leyendas. Jajaja!
      Pero todavía estoy pensando a los 15 diez después de santa Rosa, eso quiere decir un mes más!! :-s

      • I’ve got news for you Katti. No sé desde cuándo estás en Buenos Aires, pero te aseguro que hemos vivido los tres años más secos que recuerde! Y la primavera es lluviosa y octubre el mes más lluvioso.
        Yendo un poco más cerca, el próximo jueves y viernes se esperan más tormentones.

  1. En realidad, se espera que Santa Rosa venga el 31… después del “veranito de San Juan”, que es la última semana (o quincena) de Agosto, cuando suele hacer bastante calor.
    Con la tormenta, se corta la ola de calor y vuelve a estar fresco hasta que se instala la primavera.

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