One of my correspondents from an adoption blog talks about the adoptive parents that, no matter what time of year they come, show up in Addis in paper-thin safari clothes and flip-flops, because Addis is in, you know, Africa. People who know me but don't know Ethiopia always ask me about the heat and how I'm coping with it, especially when they learn there're no air conditioning here.
This morning it's 41 degrees (F) outside. The puppy will not come out of her bed. It's barely 60 degrees in the house, and all the indoor pets are gathered in front of the big fire I made. (There is no central heating in this or any other Addis house.) I'm very happy my laptop gets warm on the bottom.