Here's what happened in August.
Hot with Hurricane
Less hot, with bugs
And I have now had the AC OFF for large blocks of the day! We put it back on late afternoons, as the sun heats up the front of the house then, but I leave the bedroom AC on most of the time. The concrete blocks of the bedroom addition are warm to touch ON THE INSIDE!
While it may be cooler, there's of course a downside: those effing NoSeeUms. Swarms, hordes, blankets of them. So I am still a casita captive. This is my new remedy for the bites, only one that's ever worked, from Pinterest:
But I use a lighter to heat my spoon, people think I'm about to get high. This stops the itch for several hours minimum, sometimes completely.
So, the Hurricane Odile blew through here a few weeks ago, but damage was minimal. Torrential rainfall though, and yes, we had leaks: the water came up over the front door sill and into the kitchen. The trailer roof is just one big sieve, had 8 pots catching water. Probably dumped 60 gallons from those pots, had to run over there every 1/2 hour. (That trailer, what a lemon!) A couple of neighbors had water damage inside, one had a broken window. And the dirt/sand roads were gone. Could barely tell the roads from the rest of the landscape. They've since been dragged, and are now deep soft sand. Need a grader out here, between $300 and $400 I'm told. Everybody pony up, it's not like the OWNER of Dos Palmas is gonna pay, you know...
|Ron resealing trailer roof, wearing headnet for NoSeeUms.|
Everything is green and lush now, looks weirdly tropical, Cactus-Chic. And we all have "lawns".
Grande camarones now 160p/kg. And fabulous, except last night's batch had some not-so-grandes in with the grandes...
We're starting to eagerly anticipate the return of our snowbirds. Bring 100% DEET. I prefer the Sawyer Maxi-Deet (low-odor) but Repel-100 works too.
Also, there's a nice house for rent for the season, contact me for contact info.
OK, to the roof for the sunrise. After DEETing, of course!