Hot season

Hot season in Chad arrived suddenly this year at the end of February.  Or perhaps it was a taster of hot season as it only stayed at 42*C for a week before dropping by 10*C and giving us respite again.  Until April!

Life at 42*C is very different from life at 32*C.  A lot of energy goes into staying healthy and filtering and drinking enough water.  Energy levels go down and sleeping is harder at night, so folk often sleep in the afternoons when it is too hot to comfortably do anything else.  Visiting folk becomes more difficult, or certainly more restricted to mornings and late afternoon.

(The photo is of a dusty late afternoon distant view of our town from a hill.)

We are very thankful for a solar system that allows us to run fans and a solar fridge, so moving (hot) air and cold water make things easier.

Hot season is also mango season, but there also seem to be a lot of carrots around at the moment.  I’ve tried a carrot cake with pineapple in it, but never with mango in it.  Sounds like an interesting experiment.  Though the mangoes rarely make it into cakes, as they are too good fresh!

Thinking about the upcoming hot season, I have been challenged to face it with joy, as well as realistic expectations of the speed that life will go at in the coming weeks!



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robert Beckett
    Mar 21, 2020 @ 21:44:16

    Catherine thanks for the update. Great to hear your news and it informs our prayers


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