The more things change, the more they stay the same. I wouldn't generally agree with that somewhat cynical proverb, but, alas, it's proving true of the disco next door.
We've had a lovely stretch of peaceful, quiet nights, even on the weekends. The disco's owner was in San Salvador with his mother for a long time as she recovered from being shot in early December, and then the word came that the whole family had decided to emigrate, I suppose to the United States. And the disco stayed dark and blessedly quiet.
But today I walked past the door and there was a big sign advertising a Saturday night discoteque, to begin at 9 PM en adelante - from 9 PM on. Sure enough, it's different music and different voices, but the disco is going again, and I'm about to put on headphones and listen to the next installment of West Wing.
I will just hope it's only going to be Saturday nights, and than en adelante will end before 2 AM.
On the other hand, if I'd been in Seattle, I'd have been spending the week buried in snowdrifts, en adelante.