Saturday, July 21, 2012
For thirteen years in Africa, we never saw snow; except for furlough time. We certainly experienced heat 3 degrees north of the equator! I see many blogs about heat and I am minding it too. So...I don't like snow, I don't like heat, I guess I am hard to please.
Here, we have AC, and fans. and ice..ice cream treats etc. Our African Friends in Central African Republic just have to live with it. Well, how about swimming? Even that endangers them of snail fever and many other contamination's. No electricity except in large Cities and that can "brown out" anytime. That rules out fans and refrigeration..except in larger Cities.
Do they get used to the heat? Some may, but some run continuous fevers and that is miserable. My last visit there I had Malaria and with the heat combination, it was unbearable!
So, we can't order snow, but we can go where it has air conditioning, indulge in a low sugar cold drink, run the fan, or go swimming. And guess what? For many of us, the snow will be here before we know it! Enjoy Summer: it will soon be gone!