At last consistently hot days have arrived at La Chaise! I can stop annoying everyone with my saying 'as a retired farmer, I am allowed to say we need a little rain...' The temperatures for the last few days have consistently passed 30 C... This was written in July.
The verandah always gets a cane roof for the summer. This is very thoroughly watered. I should have put on a double cane layer but it has taken so long to become really hot - that I forgot. Otherwise the inside temperature is intolerable. I also wet the windows and the anti-insect curtains in the doorway.
The idea for wetting the window shutters and verandah covering came from a very ancient picture of my Grandmother's house in Indonesia. A small boy was letting down a thin cane blind over the window, the next foto showes him watering it...
No wonder SOGEDO - loves me....it is my 'utility' whose bills are so very useful for proving something to legal minds - what and why I do not know.