Friday, July 31, 2009

Stayin' Cool in the Heat


As for weather here in the Canary Islands, I can't complain too much. Most of the year it is in the 60's-80's, depending on whether it is winter or summer, with a cool ocean breeze blowing much of the time. But the past week or so we are in a heat wave, caused by a storm know as "calima" which is sand from the Sahara desert caught up in the atmosphere, then blown over our way here in the islands. Hot air gets trapped in the air above, and the temperatures can rise to high 90's or 100 degrees. Everything is covered in a layer of thin dust--Doug just washed the cars only to find them dirty again within hours.


So, while it is hot, the kids and I have found a fun place to escape the heat. I bought this little pool for a very good price when we moved into our house here, and it is the best investment we have made, considering the heat and lack of air conditioning. So when we need to cool off, we make a little trip into our backyard pool, and then back in the house in front of the fans!!

4 comments:

arielle said...

Ohhh we wanted a pool this Summer because it got hot so early this year! but didn't have room. Now that our backyard is done we are going to get one next year though! :)

Rosebud said...

Sounds like so much fun! :) It would be nice to have a pool...

Baptist Bulletin Boards said...

Hi, I just happened to run into your blog and was wondering if you would contact me? I was Emily's friend as a teenager and have lost contact with her. It was neat to "catch up" a little with her through your blog. I think your daughter would have just been at my church too (I was on vacation) as Fairhaven Ensemble was just there 2 weeks ago. Hope to hear from you. hrbc@zoominternet.net. Elizabeth

Amy said...

That looks soooo refreshing!

Juli