People are going about their business. The topics of interest around here (and I am guessing, because (a) my language skills are abysmal, and (2) it's difficult to get social) is the forecasted rain for tonight and tomorrow, and then ongoing volcanic eruption a few islands down the archipelago. What's that? You forgot about the volcano? Yeah, most people probably have, but it's still going strong. There are a few YouTube channels (1, 2, 3) dedicated to it that broadcast live, around the clock. I've been checking in on them periodically. When a new tongue of lava reached the ocean a few days ago (mostly captured on feed #2), that was interesting and impressive to watch.
As for the rain, it's supposed to drop about 0.5" (13 mm) before it quits. For a desert island that averages less than 4.5" (109 mm) of rain annually, it's pretty significant to get 10% of the annual total in 24 hours. On the hike Tuesday, Gilles and I passed a stretch of hillside (I'm guessing about an acre or two in size) that had been concreted over to funnel and capture the rain in a large underground cistern. It'd be interesting to see it in action.
How do I feel about spending Thanksgiving on a Spanish island? Mostly the same as I would in the USA: I would usually go for a run, as I did this morning. I would spend most, if not all, of the day alone, as I will be here. I would read, and consume electronic entertainment, as I will here. It seems my life is not significantly impacted by my location. I guess I'm pretty well self-contained, and that condition's been unchanged for years now, for all intents and purposes.
So, another Thanksgiving. Same stuff, same life, different food, different place. At least I won't overeat.