Saturday, December 29, 2012
Quote of the Day: “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ― Carl Reiner
Talk about a rainy season, it rained all day yesterday, stopped during the night and is raining again today--a long, soaking, light rain, but with some wind the temperature is down to 68 degrees which makes it very cold for us. If we had central heating--it would be on. If we had space heaters--we would plug them in. If we had a fireplace--there would be a roaring fire in it. As it is, all we can do is keep all the windows and doors shut and wear as many shirts and socks as we can. We don't have coats, sweaters, or sweat shirts because we don't need them for about 300 days a year, but boy the one or two when it gets this cold and wet--brrrrr! I know when we lived in Boston, if it got up to 68 degrees in the winter, you could smell coconut oil as the people sat out in the sun and soaked up the rays. Here, we have become African after eight years and this is very, very cold. We live in what would qualify as an Eden in terms of temperature since it never gets below 65 degrees and never gets about 85 degrees (Fahrenheit). Still, 85 can be quite hot under the equatorial sun, and 65 can be quite cold with rain and wind. I'm sure this sounds really silly to those of you with snow on the ground but remember we have no glass in our windows and the outside temperature is pretty much the inside temperature. Plus we have cold concrete floors, so a little sympathy, please.