Everyday is spring cleaning day this time of the year in Nicaragua. It’s so hot, dry, and dusty that we have to clean our houses early in the morning because there is a fine layer of dust over everything. Then, in the late afternoon, we do it all over again. Sigh!
I thought I would take some photos of my clean house, because in an hour it won’t look like this.
Looking out the front door…see what I mean about how dry it is? We haven’t had any rain for 5 months.
We spend our afternoons taking cold showers and sitting in front of the fans. We close our shutters and doors to keep out the afternoon heat. Our bedroom is the only place we can get some relief from the brutal sun because it is totally enclosed and dark. Every afternoon, I take my laptop into the bedroom and either watch a Netflix movie or practice my Spanish.
Since the lake is too low and hot for swimming…not to forget the large caiman that is slinking around our beach…we search for relief from the month of April anyway we can. I’ve begged Ron for years to build me a little swimming pool, but he insists that we don’t need to go to the expense, the maintenance, and the trouble. That was until….
we visited our friend in Granada. She built an inexpensive plunge pool.