I haven't done this in awhile. Please add your own! Only Rules:
1)Must end on a rave.
2)Must have more raves than rants.
Rave - the climate in Xela. It's called the Land of Eternal Spring. It's, well, y'all in Texas come down to cool off.
Rant - Guatemalan tap water. Parasites. It wears on you.
Rave - Toddlers. Mine in particular. I love how you explore and live and run and laugh.
Rave - Sleep. You make the day much better.
Rant - Sleep. I would like a little more.
Rave - The internet. Holy smokes. Because of it we can make and receive local DFW calls.
Rant - The cost of electricity here. Whew.
Rave - That we don't need an air conditioner.
Rant - Stinky garbage. Man, I wish we had a dumpster.
Rave - The garbage man. For $3.50 a month you take away the stink. Thank you.
Rave - Activa yogurt. I know it's a dollar a bottle but you help us stay healthy.
Rant - Our lack of a yard. Dog poop + concrete patio + rainy season = nasty
Rave - Hammer drills. When you live in a concrete block house it sure makes life easier.
Rant - Cheap masonry drill bits. Arrgh. I know they are only $2, but come on.
Rave - My brilliant wife. Thank you for being 80% of our collective brain.
Rave - Guatemalans. I think they are just nicer than most folks.
Rave - Lysol. You make mildew die.
Rant - Guatemalan construction. Please, please make it right the first time. My neighbors and I are tired of mopping up every time it rains.
Rave - The Body of Christ. Nothing compares. really.
Rant - Entropy. Why can't things just keep working?
Rave - The sun. Thank you for drying our clothes and making the plants grow. Oh, and keeping the planet warm.
Any you want to add? Try it. It's fun.